We have real numbers and real stories that represent real people most affected by inequity and injustice.

Promoting access to equitable opportunities, power, and resources that reduce disparities and improve outcomes statewide across government begins with transparency. We use demographic data to describe who state government hires. We use minority contracting spend data to describe who gets state contracts. The ongoing analysis of our workforce and minority spend data allows us to identify disparities and potential barriers for achieving equitable and just outcomes statewide across state government.


Total WA State Executive Branch Workforce Demographics

As of May 31, 2021

Chart illustrating breakdown of workforce by diversity

Total WA State Executive Branch Minority Contracting Spend

As of June 30, 2020

Pie chart showing percentages of public spending with certified firms by race/ethnicity. 3.51% or $173 million was spent with certified businesses.



Percentage of Total Spending

Amount of Total Spending

Asian / Pacific Islander 0.92% $48,395,384
Black / African American 0.16% $8,099,056
Hispanic / Latinx 0.83% $40,933,437
Native American 0.33% $16,441,700
Caucasian 1.17% $57,771,206
Other 0.03% $1,498,932