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The U.S. workplace is becoming increasingly diverse. The number of non-white workers has doubled since 1979 and now stands at one-quarter of the workforce. In addition:

  • Over the last several decades, women increased from about one-quarter of the civilian labor force to nearly half.
  • About 10 million U.S.-based workers have a disability.
  • More than 5 percent of U.S. adults identify as LGBTQ+, including one out of every six members of Gen Z.

"Employers benefited from the diverse population, as these individuals brought unique perspectives to the workplace," according to a report from Alight.

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