We reviewed and adjusted pay.
With employees appropriately mapped, we initially focused our efforts to review compensation practices in the U.S. and India, two countries that represent 80 percent of our employee population. We announced gender pay parity in the U.S. and India in December 2017 and January 2018, respectively.
We moved on to review employees in the nearly 40 countries where the rest of our employees work by looking at our workforce by market segments: Fast-moving and Mature, as defined by the volatility of market compensation rates. And in October 2018, we announced that we'd achieved our goal of global gender pay parity. In addition, as a core element of our pay parity work, we analyzed pay for employees’ in the same job and location and made a small number of adjustments to employees’ base pay based on that review. All our global pay adjustments, including those previously made in the U.S. and India, impacted less than 5 percent of Adobe employees and accounted for less than 0.2 percent of our global payroll costs.
In September 2020, we reaffirmed global gender pay parity, marking three consecutive years that we have attained pay parity, and also announced that we achieved pay parity among U.S. URM and non-URM employees.