Over the course of the first six months of 2015, 371 complaints were received by the EEOC at the Economy Ministry. The sharpest rise was for complaints due to ethnic origin, a rate that rose from 8 complaints in the first six months of 2014, up to 19 complaints in the first six months of 2015, a rise of 137 percent.
Complaints due to race rose from 14 to 31, a 121% rise, and complaints connected with military reserve duty rose from 16 to 32 complaints, a 100% rise.
As part of the EEOC strategic program for 2014-2016, an emphasis has been put on increased enforcement against discrimination due to race and recently the EEOC has been operating a forum with the aim of increasing the awareness of employers of Arabs to their rights in the labor market. The Economy Ministry explained that the rise in the number of complaints due to race is commensurate with these activities.