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Google releases employee attrition rates for the first time

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

As part of its annual employee diversity report, which showed little change in numbers from the previous year, Google for the first time included employee attrition rates for various demographic groups.

  • Attrition rates are highest for black employees, followed by Latino employees, and lowest for Asian employees. Women have lower attrition than men, both overall and in tech jobs.

Why it matters: Since major Silicon Valley companies began releasing employee demographics reports, diversity advocates have been critical of the lack of retention and attrition data. That information can show whether a company is succeeding at making employees feel included after they're hired.