DOL Releases 2015 Labor Condition Program Performance Statistics for H1B

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The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration released its OFLC H1B statistics from the fourth quarter of FY 2015 (through September 30). The document covers the H1B, H1B1, and E3 Specialty Occupations Labor Condition Programs. It includes statistics for the processing of labor condition applications as well as the top occupations, states, and employers. You can find the document here.

Applications Received

595,046 applications were received by the DOL in FY 2015.

Applications Processed

For FY 2015, the DOL made 618,810 total determinations. Of those, 567,055 of those were certified, 10,983 were denied, and 40,772 were withdrawn. 1,233,968 positions were requested and 1,185,686 were certified. 100% of the applications were processed timely.

Determinations YTD Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Total Determinations 618,810 89,249 292,390 126,247 110,924
- Certified 567,055 77,567 273,762 114,925 100,801
- Denied 10,983 1,761 4,665 2,677 1,880
- Withdrawn 40,772 9,921 13,963 8,645 8,243
Positions Requested 1,233,968 176,069 610,168 231,865 215,866
Positions Certified 1,185,686 169,092 585,676 223,803 207,115
Processing Times 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

 

Top Occupations

The top three occupations by worker positions certified were:

  1. Computer Systems Analysts — 332,885 (28%)
  2. Computer Programmers — 141,180 (12%)
  3. Computer Occupations, All Other — 113,221 (9%)

Top States

The top four states by worker positions certified were:

  1. California — 208,689 (17%)
  2. Texas — 106,745 (9%)
  3. New York — 93,560 (8%)
  4. New Jersey — 85,602 (7%)

This is a brief overview of the interesting data contained in the H1B labor condition program statistics. The full document is well worth reading to see the complete lists and charts.