The State African American Employment Plan is designed to provide increased access to state employment for African Americans and will help to build a governmental workforce that more accurately reflects the diversity of our great state.

Overview, Schedules and Events:


 African American Employment Plan Survey

The state conducts an annual survey to determine the impact of its annual Employment Plan. This survey collects statutorily required data on African Americans in the state workforce. The data is displayed below, and should be read in concert with the written report that can be found further down the page.

The data used in the visualizations above is available on the Illinois Open Data Portal, including a translation from the column name to the actual survey question. If you would like to examine the data or make your own graphs, you may download it or use the API (for API connection & instructions, please visit the Open Data Portal site).

Update (7/14/20): The 2020 report has been republished with corrections to employee count data. Due to technical errors, the time frame discussed in an earlier version of the report did not match exactly with the time frame covered by the data in the original report.