by Katie Reilly
Originally published: April 6, 2016
Democrats used the numbers to show that the party's staff had become more diverse
The Democratic National Committee has become slightly more diverse in its hiring and contracting practices over the past five years, part of an effort to have the the Democratic party represent the country at large, a new report shows.
Last year, 48% of all DNC employees were women, and 35.9% were minorities, the committee said in a press release on Tuesday.
The percentage of minority employees has climbed since 2011, when it stood at 32.1% The percentage of female DNC employees, on the other hand, has fluctuated in the past five years—beginning at 46.20% in 2011 and peaking 48.8% in 2012.