Apple Inc. AAPL 1.25 % Wednesday reported small increases in the share of women and minorities working at the tech giant, but said its most recent group of hires is considerably more diverse.

Apple said the share of Hispanics among its 80,000 U.S. workers grew to 12% in June, from 11% a year earlier; blacks accounted for 9% of the U.S. workforce, up from 8% a year earlier.

Women are now 32% of Apple s 125,000-person global workforce, the company said, up from 31% a year ago.

In its annual diversity report, Apple also released numbers on the gender and ethnic makeup of its hires over the past year, highlighting the challenges in changing the demographics of a company s workforce.

Apple said 37% of the employees it hired over the past year are women, compared with 32% for the overall workforce.

Among new hires in the U.S., 27% are black, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander, compared with 22% of its U.S. workforce.

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