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In carrying out its responsibility for the processing of labor certification and labor attestation applications, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) generates program data that is essential both for internal assessment of program effectiveness and for providing the Department's external stakeholders with useful information about the immigration programs administered by OFLC. In line with the Department's commitment to the Open Government initiative and specific regulatory disclosure requirements, this page includes program information organized in three main categories: 1. OFLC's annual reports, providing a cumulative overview of program information and data; 2. Selected Statistics by Program providing cumulative quarterly excerpts of program information by major immigration program to provide snapshot views of the OFLC programs; and 3. Cumulative quarterly and annual releases of program disclosure data to assist with external research and program evaluation.


OFLC annually issues a report presenting employment-based cumulative immigration program data and analysis based on applications submitted to the Department by employers across the country. The OFLC annual reports include information about the labor certification and labor attestation programs that are administered by OFLC including the temporary, H-1B, H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore), E-3 (Australia), H-2A, H-2B, and D-1 visa categories which enable employers to hire temporary foreign workers, as well as the permanent labor certification program which enables employers to secure permanent residence for foreign workers.

The OFLC annual reports provide internal and external stakeholders with a context for understanding the Department's role in the immigration system.

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification is making available program factsheets displaying key selected statistics about each of our major immigration programs. These factsheets include cumulative information and are updated on a quarterly basis.

FY 2017, Quarter 3


Historical Program Fact Sheets

FY 2016, Quarter 4

This page allows the public to access the latest quarterly and annual disclosure data in easily accessible formats for the purpose of performing in-depth longitudinal research and analysis. OFLC case disclosure data is available for download by the federal fiscal year cycle covering the October 1 through September 30 period (all disclosure data sets are saved in the Microsoft Excel (.xls) file format). Each data set is cumulative, containing unique records identified by the applicable OFLC case number, and any noticeable typographical or other data anomalies may be due to internal data entry or other external customer errors in completing the application form.

Select data fields for each case record are extracted from foreign labor certification application tables within OFLC case management systems based on the most recent date a determination decision was issued. Please refer the File Structure document for each field title and respective field description.

Please refer to our Disclosure Data User Guide that provides an example of how, using Microsoft Excel, the data can be filtered or sorted to provide relevant information specific to your needs.


Important Notice: Employer-specific case information that appears on this website (and FLCDataCenter.com) was provided to OFLC by employers who submitted foreign labor certification applications. These are not employer responses to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics (BLS-OES) survey. The BLS-OES program provides estimates used to assist in setting the wage levels in the FLC wage library. However, the BLS does not provide OFLC with the wage rates reported to BLS by individual businesses. The identity of respondents and the information that they report to BLS is kept in strict confidence in accordance with BLS Data Integrity Guidelines and with the Confidentiality Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) of 2002.


For H-2A Case Disclosure Data Only: The H-2A public disclosure files contain administrative data from employers' H-2A Applications for Temporary Employment Certification (ETA Form 9142) and the certification determinations processed by OFLC.

When using the H-2A program data, you will notice that there are multiple case records displaying the same case number (CASE_NO). This reflects the way in which the Department receives and processes H-2A applications filed by more than one employer (i.e., either (a) an association of agricultural producers who will jointly employ workers with one or more of its employer members; or (b) two or more individual employers who intend to jointly employ the workers. When these H-2A applications are received by OFLC, they are assigned a single unique case number, and the first employer named on the application is data-entered as the "master" record. Each subsequent joint employer is data-entered as a "sub" record under the same case number. Therefore, when analyzing H-2A program use, it is recommended to use the total number of workers certified (NBR_WORKERS_CERTIFIED) listed on the "master" record (i.e., the first employer record listed in the series of duplicate case numbers), which represents the total unique number of workers certified for the entire H-2A application, including all of the "sub" employer records.

Analysis of H-2A program data using the "sub" employer records should be done with caution because the sum of the number of workers certified (NBR_WORKERS_CERTIFIED) for the "sub" employer records may or may not equal the number of workers certified for the "master" record. For example:

  • When the sum of the workers certified for the "sub" employer records results in a number that is smaller than the number of workers certified in the "master" record, this likely means that the association of agricultural employers will directly employ the remaining workers full-time;
  • When the sum of the "sub" employer records is greater than the "master" record, this likely means that a rush change was made during case processing to the total number of workers, as reflected in the "master" record, and that change was not successfully reflected in the case management record(s) for affected "sub" employer(s), before the certification was issued (in compliance with statutory/regulatory processing times) to the association or the individual employer listed as the "master" record;
  • When a "sub" employer record reflects "0" workers certified, this likely means that an employer's farm or ranch is being used to house the workers that will be employed by one or more other "sub" employers listed on the H-2A application.

Finally, although each "sub" employer record may reflect a specific, positive number of workers certified, it is important to understand that an associations of agricultural employers has the authority to transfer more workers than requested, or fewer workers than requested, to each of its "sub" employers depending on that employer's need in relation to changing weather or market conditions to plant, cultivate, or harvest crops.


Latest Quarterly Updates

The following case disclosure files cover determinations issued between October 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. A small percentage of determinations are subject to change in subsequent quarterly releases due to appeal or redetermination decisions on employer applications.


OFLC Program FY 2017 Disclosure File File Structure
PERM PERM_Disclosure_Data_FY17.xlsx PERM_FY17_Record_Layout.pdf
Prevailing Wage PW_Disclosure_Data_FY17.xlsx PW_FY17_Record_Layout.pdf
H-1B H-1B_Disclosure_Data_FY17.xlsx H-1B_FY17_Record_Layout.pdf
H-2A H-2A_Disclosure_Data_FY17.xlsx H-2A_FY17_Record_Layout.pdf
H-2B H-2B_Disclosure_Data_FY17.xlsx H-2B_FY17_Record_Layout.pdf

Historical Case Disclosure Data

Where available, OFLC program disclosure files for prior fiscal years are also available on our Foreign Labor Certification Data Center website at www.flcdatacenter.com.

OFLC has become aware of an anomaly in the published Prevailing Wage Disclosure datasets titled "PERM_FY 2013.xlsx" and "PERM_FY 2014_Q2." The error is with respect to the listing of wage levels (Level I-IV) under the column "Pwd_Wage_Level" for all H-2B wage determinations issued on or after April 24, 2013. Effective April 24, 2013 wage levels I-IV were no longer issued for all H-2B wages, and the wage level listed on the disclosure dataset is inaccurate. H-2B OES Wages were and are issued at the OES mean wage.


PERM Program

Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
2016 PERM_FY2016.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY16.pdf
2015 PERM_FY2015.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY15.doc
2014 PERM_FY2014.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY14.doc
2013 PERM_FY2013.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY13.doc
2012 PERM_FY2012.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
2011 PERM_FY2011.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
2010 PERM_FY2010.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
2009 PERM_FY2009.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
2008 PERM_FY2008.xlsx PERM_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

H-2A Program

Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
2016 H-2A_FY2016.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY16.pdf
2015 H-2A_FY2015.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY15.docx
2014 H-2A_FY2014.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY14.doc
2013 H-2A_FY2013.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY13.doc
2012 H-2A_FY2012.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
2011 H-2A_FY2011.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
2010 H-2A_FY2010.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
2009 H-2A_FY2009.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
2008 H-2A_FY2008.xlsx H-2A_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

H-2B Program

Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
2016 H-2B_FY2016.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY16.pdf
2015 H-2B_FY2015.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY15.docx
2014 H-2B_FY2014.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY14.doc
2013 H-2B_FY2013.xls H-2B_Record_Layout_FY13.doc
2012 H-2B_FY2012.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
2011 H-2B_FY2011.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
2010 H-2B_FY2010.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
2009 H-2B_FY2009.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
2008 H-2B_FY2008.xlsx H-2B_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

LCA Programs (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3)

Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
2016 H1B_FY2016.xlsx H1B_Record_Layout_FY16.pdf
2015 H1B_FY2015.xlsx H1B_Record_Layout_FY15.docx
2014 H1B_FY2014.xlsx H1B_Record_Layout_FY14.doc
2013 LCA_FY2013.xlsx LCA_Record_Layout_FY13.doc
2012 LCA_FY2012.xlsx LCA_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
2011 LCA_FY2011.xlsx LCA_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
2010 LCA_FY2010.xlsx LCA_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
2009 LCA_iCert_FY2009.xlsx H-1B_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
2009(1) LCA_eFile_FY2009.xlsx H-1B Efile Record Layout FY09.doc
2008 LCA_FY2008.xlsx H-1B_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

Prevailing Wage Program

Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
2016 PW_Case_Data_FY2016.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY16.pdf
2015 PW_Case_Data_FY2015.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY15.docx
2014 PW_Case_Data_FY2014.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY14.doc
2013 PW_Case_Data_FY2013.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY13.doc
2012 PW_Case_Data_FY2012.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
2011(2) PW_Case_Data_FY2011.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
2010(2) PW_Case_Data_FY2010.xlsx PW_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
2009(3)    
2008(3)    

(1)In FY 2009 the iCert Visa Portal System replaced the H-1B Legacy System. Consequently, two FY 2009 H-1B data disclosure files were published-the "H-1B Case Data FY2009" file for applications processed through the iCERT Visa Portal System beginning on April 15, 2009 and the "H-1B Efile Case Data FY2009" file for applications processed through the H-1B Legacy System.

(2)Disclosure data includes prevailing wage determinations issued from the OFLC iCERT Visa Portal System between January 20 and September 30, 2010 when employers began electronic filing of requests for prevailing wage determinations.

(3)Prior to January 1, 2010, all prevailing wage determinations were received and processed by State Workforce Agencies. No national level electronic record data are available.

FY 2016 Annual Report Performance Data

FY 2016 Report

Please click on the state to be directed the corresponding state's profile page. Alternatively, clicking on the state in the table at the bottom will also bring you to each individual s profile.

State Profile: Alaska - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 41 177 89 1
Total Applications Certified 36 152 74 1
Total Positions Requested 29 362 3,757 17
Total Positions Certified 36 331 3,250 17
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.03% 0.03% 1.25% 0.01%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.03% 0.03% 2.73% 0.01%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $95,459.85 $81,651.26 $16.17 $10.00
State Profile: Alabama - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 598 2,044 62 48
Total Applications Certified 531 1,837 56 46
Total Positions Requested 446 2,765 2,185 999
Total Positions Certified 531 2,508 1,882 972
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.46% 0.32% 0.94% 0.46%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.46% 0.21% 1.58% 0.7%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $87,833.20 $78,478.97 $11.27 $10.59
State Profile: Arkansas - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 564 3,388 55 212
Total Applications Certified 398 3,116 50 207
Total Positions Requested 772 6,310 2,218 3,274
Total Positions Certified 398 5,476 2,078 3,114
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.34% 0.54% 0.84% 2.08%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.34% 0.46% 1.74% 2.23%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $68,627.97 $76,949.58 $11.78 $10.69
State Profile: Arizona - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,392 9,630 172 70
Total Applications Certified 1,251 8,953 121 65
Total Positions Requested 1,115 17,971 5,263 5,481
Total Positions Certified 1,251 16,834 3,826 5,391
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 1.08% 1.55% 2.04% 0.65%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 1.08% 1.4% 3.21% 3.86%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $90,726.45 $79,344.77 $12.81 $11.20
State Profile: California - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 29,579 116,026 192 316
Total Applications Certified 27,548 105,159 131 298
Total Positions Requested 23,246 244,076 2,786 11,369
Total Positions Certified 27,548 227,039 2,130 11,106
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 23.76% 18.15% 2.21% 2.99%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 23.76% 18.94% 1.79% 7.94%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $111,212.11 $94,353.50 $14.38 $11.89
State Profile: Colorado - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 969 6,297 310 245
Total Applications Certified 875 5,602 259 232
Total Positions Requested 783 14,613 7,612 2,143
Total Positions Certified 875 13,103 6,179 2,058
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.75% 0.97% 4.37% 2.33%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.75% 1.09% 5.18% 1.47%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $92,261.33 $80,037.41 $13.82 $11.27
State Profile: Connecticut - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,176 9,943 36 52
Total Applications Certified 1,062 9,281 27 51
Total Positions Requested 815 23,878 609 358
Total Positions Certified 1,062 21,864 547 327
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.92% 1.6% 0.46% 0.51%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.92% 1.82% 0.46% 0.23%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $104,665.45 $82,147.49 $18.45 $11.74
State Profile: District Of Columbia - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 482 3,980 - -
Total Applications Certified 426 3,570 - -
Total Positions Requested 369 7,321 - -
Total Positions Certified 426 6,716 - -
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.37% 0.62% - -
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.37% 0.56% - -
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $84,936.76 $81,295.07 - -
State Profile: Delaware - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 609 3,503 32 14
Total Applications Certified 560 3,216 27 14
Total Positions Requested 466 6,967 485 392
Total Positions Certified 560 6,227 419 392
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.48% 0.56% 0.46% 0.14%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.48% 0.52% 0.35% 0.28%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $83,032.26 $81,763.76 $12.75 $11.66
State Profile: Florida - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 4,014 20,409 481 294
Total Applications Certified 3,657 18,880 388 269
Total Positions Requested 3,484 47,248 9,435 23,919
Total Positions Certified 3,657 43,642 7,955 22,828
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 3.15% 3.26% 6.54% 2.7%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 3.15% 3.64% 6.67% 16.33%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $74,599.70 $73,892.42 $12.16 $10.70
State Profile: Georgia - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 4,352 24,672 107 225
Total Applications Certified 3,822 22,719 79 202
Total Positions Requested 3,533 46,771 3,466 18,720
Total Positions Certified 3,822 44,061 2,404 17,392
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 3.3% 3.92% 1.33% 2.03%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 3.3% 3.68% 2.02% 12.44%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $56,350.82 $75,622.24 $12.32 $10.59
State Profile: GUAM - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 129 321 - -
Total Applications Certified 118 290 - -
Total Positions Requested 130 323 - -
Total Positions Certified 118 292 - -
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.1% 0.05% - -
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.1% 0.02% - -
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $68,534.67 $64,965.19 - -
State Profile: Hawaii - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 89 504 3 8
Total Applications Certified 72 405 3 8
Total Positions Requested 82 835 37 51
Total Positions Certified 72 726 37 51
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.06% 0.07% 0.05% 0.08%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.06% 0.06% 0.03% 0.04%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $84,845.41 $72,235.49 $13.09 $12.64
State Profile: Iowa - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 490 2,918 47 140
Total Applications Certified 456 2,556 37 129
Total Positions Requested 374 5,685 619 2,345
Total Positions Certified 456 5,059 573 2,155
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.39% 0.44% 0.62% 1.29%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.39% 0.42% 0.48% 1.54%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $90,623.10 $78,217.39 $13.93 $12.17
State Profile: Idaho - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 145 875 48 497
Total Applications Certified 126 781 36 489
Total Positions Requested 135 1,331 1,228 3,043
Total Positions Certified 126 1,233 1,103 2,994
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.11% 0.13% 0.61% 4.91%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.11% 0.1% 0.93% 2.14%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $93,253.80 $77,045.01 $13.21 $11.75
State Profile: Illinois - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 4,820 34,774 106 68
Total Applications Certified 4,434 32,156 81 64
Total Positions Requested 3,486 75,556 2,198 1,320
Total Positions Certified 4,434 70,515 1,790 1,270
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 3.82% 5.55% 1.37% 0.64%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 3.82% 5.88% 1.5% 0.91%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $93,013.34 $77,040.80 $14.47 $12.07
State Profile: Indiana - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,005 6,381 76 54
Total Applications Certified 948 5,588 60 50
Total Positions Requested 735 12,219 1,433 2,210
Total Positions Certified 948 10,772 1,226 1,974
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.82% 0.96% 1.01% 0.5%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.82% 0.9% 1.03% 1.41%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $103,156.44 $76,970.25 $11.49 $12.07
State Profile: Kansas - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 401 2,743 60 118
Total Applications Certified 368 2,506 47 115
Total Positions Requested 310 4,347 1,281 810
Total Positions Certified 368 3,932 1,159 789
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.32% 0.43% 0.79% 1.15%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.32% 0.33% 0.97% 0.56%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $76,520.59 $79,384.33 $13.00 $13.80
State Profile: Kentucky - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 554 2,605 84 1,125
Total Applications Certified 527 2,392 66 1,111
Total Positions Requested 423 6,451 1,098 6,919
Total Positions Certified 527 5,811 869 6,779
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.45% 0.41% 1.11% 11.15%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.45% 0.48% 0.73% 4.85%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $85,744.32 $79,877.88 $12.06 $10.85
State Profile: Louisiana - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 388 2,137 263 799
Total Applications Certified 332 1,898 222 781
Total Positions Requested 315 2,930 5,552 8,673
Total Positions Certified 332 2,674 4,434 8,301
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.29% 0.33% 3.74% 7.84%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.29% 0.22% 3.72% 5.94%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $142,454.60 $82,083.96 $12.20 $10.69
State Profile: Massachusetts - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 4,217 24,520 416 121
Total Applications Certified 3,979 22,214 344 117
Total Positions Requested 3,278 46,022 5,319 445
Total Positions Certified 3,979 42,118 4,480 437
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 3.43% 3.83% 5.8% 1.17%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 3.43% 3.51% 3.76% 0.31%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $88,847.01 $82,813.10 $13.84 $11.74
State Profile: Maryland - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,646 10,630 181 67
Total Applications Certified 1,474 9,654 149 63
Total Positions Requested 1,234 16,681 3,794 836
Total Positions Certified 1,474 15,178 3,408 804
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 1.27% 1.67% 2.51% 0.63%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 1.27% 1.27% 2.86% 0.57%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $103,655.57 $78,777.11 $13.20 $11.66
State Profile: Maine - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 104 673 193 74
Total Applications Certified 93 629 178 72
Total Positions Requested 89 1,355 2,637 724
Total Positions Certified 93 1,180 2,378 700
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.08% 0.11% 3% 0.72%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.08% 0.1% 1.99% 0.5%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $91,686.85 $99,090.42 $11.07 $11.74
State Profile: Michigan - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 3,760 20,757 199 88
Total Applications Certified 3,536 19,133 171 83
Total Positions Requested 3,077 35,569 3,016 4,062
Total Positions Certified 3,536 32,794 2,621 3,878
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 3.05% 3.3% 2.88% 0.83%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 3.05% 2.74% 2.2% 2.77%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $97,362.83 $75,449.98 $11.21 $12.02
State Profile: Minnesota - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 921 9,859 117 116
Total Applications Certified 866 9,164 95 115
Total Positions Requested 808 19,337 1,770 1,300
Total Positions Certified 866 18,177 1,434 1,296
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.75% 1.58% 1.6% 1.15%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.75% 1.52% 1.2% 0.93%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $82,715.56 $78,720.80 $13.22 $12.02
State Profile: Missouri - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,090 7,921 179 54
Total Applications Certified 991 7,142 160 50
Total Positions Requested 1,019 14,367 3,024 857
Total Positions Certified 991 12,691 2,776 846
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.85% 1.23% 2.7% 0.5%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.85% 1.06% 2.33% 0.61%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $108,895.27 $75,065.09 $13.34 $12.17
State Profile: Northern Mariana Islands - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 16 164 - -
Total Applications Certified 10 112 - -
Total Positions Requested 33 179 - -
Total Positions Certified 10 125 - -
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.01% 0.02% - -
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.01% 0.01% - -
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $91,274.38 $61,253.11 - -
State Profile: Mississippi - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 175 834 61 168
Total Applications Certified 147 728 51 161
Total Positions Requested 108 1,627 2,958 3,652
Total Positions Certified 147 1,274 2,520 3,580
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.13% 0.13% 0.86% 1.62%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.13% 0.11% 2.11% 2.56%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $87,049.84 $90,270.64 $11.80 $10.69
State Profile: Montana - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 67 183 60 271
Total Applications Certified 53 160 43 255
Total Positions Requested 53 840 569 651
Total Positions Certified 53 595 421 620
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.05% 0.03% 0.72% 2.56%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.05% 0.05% 0.35% 0.44%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $75,389.24 $88,809.88 $11.80 $11.75
State Profile: North Carolina - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 3,379 18,657 157 283
Total Applications Certified 2,915 17,130 137 269
Total Positions Requested 2,663 35,567 4,559 20,258
Total Positions Certified 2,915 32,820 3,950 19,786
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 2.51% 2.96% 2.31% 2.7%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 2.51% 2.74% 3.31% 14.15%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $119,547.40 $78,870.96 $11.27 $10.72
State Profile: North Dakota - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 138 536 94 448
Total Applications Certified 126 463 76 417
Total Positions Requested 101 851 1,231 1,461
Total Positions Certified 126 735 1,065 1,372
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.11% 0.08% 1.28% 4.19%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.11% 0.06% 0.89% 0.98%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $50,808.96 $94,896.84 $15.93 $13.80
State Profile: Nebraska - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 409 2,002 43 97
Total Applications Certified 358 1,838 31 92
Total Positions Requested 371 4,358 546 999
Total Positions Certified 358 3,755 468 967
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.31% 0.32% 0.52% 0.92%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.31% 0.31% 0.39% 0.69%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $87,288.13 $80,096.09 $12.44 $13.80
State Profile: New Hampshire - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 255 1,893 48 38
Total Applications Certified 242 1,730 38 38
Total Positions Requested 220 4,183 476 169
Total Positions Certified 242 3,545 441 169
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.21% 0.3% 0.64% 0.38%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.21% 0.3% 0.37% 0.12%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $96,460.34 $79,475.33 $12.50 $11.74
State Profile: New Jersey - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 9,858 47,993 204 49
Total Applications Certified 9,166 44,228 185 47
Total Positions Requested 6,954 84,011 2,810 1,041
Total Positions Certified 9,166 77,688 2,715 1,016
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 7.91% 7.63% 3.12% 0.47%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 7.91% 6.48% 2.28% 0.73%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $83,715.57 $75,762.67 $14.01 $11.66
State Profile: New Mexico - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 277 1,023 12 47
Total Applications Certified 229 932 9 42
Total Positions Requested 201 1,648 227 423
Total Positions Certified 229 1,509 180 381
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.2% 0.16% 0.15% 0.42%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.2% 0.13% 0.15% 0.27%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $107,819.81 $92,727.22 $11.14 $11.20
State Profile: Nevada - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 231 1,293 55 99
Total Applications Certified 203 1,127 32 97
Total Positions Requested 191 3,296 1,623 2,058
Total Positions Certified 203 2,535 837 2,051
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.18% 0.19% 0.54% 0.97%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.18% 0.21% 0.7% 1.47%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $114,480.95 $80,606.65 $13.95 $11.27
State Profile: New York - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 9,222 54,580 433 372
Total Applications Certified 8,453 49,790 360 362
Total Positions Requested 7,368 107,017 3,883 5,700
Total Positions Certified 8,453 99,932 3,420 5,522
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 7.29% 8.59% 6.07% 3.63%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 7.29% 8.34% 2.87% 3.95%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $68,281.13 $84,419.90 $13.79 $11.74
State Profile: Ohio - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 2,101 16,231 245 71
Total Applications Certified 1,934 15,061 205 64
Total Positions Requested 1,718 35,445 3,099 1,411
Total Positions Certified 1,934 32,444 2,812 1,297
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 1.67% 2.6% 3.46% 0.64%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 1.67% 2.71% 2.36% 0.93%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $88,217.28 $76,368.94 $12.63 $12.07
State Profile: Oklahoma - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 331 1,988 117 75
Total Applications Certified 295 1,807 102 72
Total Positions Requested 251 3,991 1,944 634
Total Positions Certified 295 3,757 1,534 526
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.25% 0.31% 1.72% 0.72%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.25% 0.31% 1.29% 0.38%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $92,593.21 $71,900.94 $12.15 $11.15
State Profile: Oregon - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,359 4,585 42 47
Total Applications Certified 1,246 4,211 32 43
Total Positions Requested 1,047 10,566 1,794 950
Total Positions Certified 1,246 9,371 1,488 759
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 1.07% 0.73% 0.54% 0.43%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 1.07% 0.78% 1.25% 0.54%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $95,667.27 $81,716.54 $11.22 $12.69
State Profile: Pennsylvania - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 2,831 23,186 315 84
Total Applications Certified 2,644 21,562 280 82
Total Positions Requested 2,059 80,023 4,696 927
Total Positions Certified 2,644 75,685 4,195 892
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 2.28% 3.72% 4.72% 0.82%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 2.28% 6.31% 3.52% 0.64%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $142,700.39 $78,043.07 $14.04 $11.66
State Profile: Puerto Rico - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 75 184 1 -
Total Applications Certified 57 153 1 -
Total Positions Requested 49 889 13 -
Total Positions Certified 57 460 13 -
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.05% 0.03% 0.02% -
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.05% 0.04% 0.01% -
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $97,668.74 $66,421.58 $11.54 -
State Profile: Rhode Island - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 192 2,445 35 4
Total Applications Certified 181 2,285 32 4
Total Positions Requested 140 3,841 577 4
Total Positions Certified 181 3,449 534 4
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.16% 0.39% 0.54% 0.04%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.16% 0.29% 0.45% -
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $45,806.17 $83,273.32 $12.29 $11.74
State Profile: South Carolina - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,203 2,908 130 81
Total Applications Certified 838 2,580 113 78
Total Positions Requested 649 6,932 3,983 4,211
Total Positions Certified 838 6,017 3,498 3,896
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.72% 0.45% 1.9% 0.78%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.72% 0.5% 2.93% 2.79%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $66,844.61 $74,277.56 $10.88 $10.59
State Profile: South Dakota - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 66 336 115 168
Total Applications Certified 61 302 101 154
Total Positions Requested 60 700 1,590 863
Total Positions Certified 61 599 1,414 820
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.05% 0.05% 1.7% 1.55%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.05% 0.05% 1.19% 0.59%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $83,458.92 $86,027.85 $11.75 $13.80
State Profile: Tennessee - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 741 5,590 88 361
Total Applications Certified 656 5,092 67 356
Total Positions Requested 642 12,827 1,972 3,285
Total Positions Certified 656 11,417 1,752 3,224
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.57% 0.88% 1.13% 3.57%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.57% 0.95% 1.47% 2.31%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $84,308.88 $76,017.34 $13.49 $10.85
State Profile: Texas - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 16,673 67,603 905 474
Total Applications Certified 15,593 61,624 732 427
Total Positions Requested 12,998 128,645 23,554 3,331
Total Positions Certified 15,593 120,479 18,002 3,116
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 13.45% 10.63% 12.34% 4.29%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 13.45% 10.05% 15.1% 2.23%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $88,022.47 $76,075.10 $12.96 $11.15
State Profile: Utah - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 438 2,761 122 166
Total Applications Certified 380 2,500 98 156
Total Positions Requested 353 6,369 2,124 971
Total Positions Certified 380 5,826 1,788 934
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.33% 0.43% 1.65% 1.57%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.33% 0.49% 1.5% 0.67%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $91,048.18 $75,089.98 $12.80 $11.27
State Profile: Virginia - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 4,243 18,710 213 98
Total Applications Certified 3,771 17,067 188 93
Total Positions Requested 3,054 37,631 4,560 3,494
Total Positions Certified 3,771 34,546 4,124 3,432
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 3.25% 2.95% 3.17% 0.93%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 3.25% 2.88% 3.46% 2.45%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $93,199.88 $77,826.62 $12.28 $10.72
State Profile: Virgin Islands - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 7 60 - -
Total Applications Certified 4 52 - -
Total Positions Requested 4 66 - -
Total Positions Certified 4 52 - -
Percent of National Total Certified Applications - 0.01% - -
Percent of National Total Certified Positions - - - -
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $88,292.51 $60,972.42 - -
State Profile: Vermont - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 103 356 55 78
Total Applications Certified 96 315 48 77
Total Positions Requested 60 872 984 523
Total Positions Certified 96 831 881 520
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.08% 0.05% 0.81% 0.77%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.08% 0.07% 0.74% 0.37%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $61,809.50 $80,996.28 $12.51 $11.74
State Profile: Washington - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 6,709 22,415 46 158
Total Applications Certified 6,473 20,597 32 148
Total Positions Requested 4,344 44,434 1,271 14,022
Total Positions Certified 6,473 41,902 1,044 13,689
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 5.58% 3.55% 0.54% 1.49%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 5.58% 3.5% 0.88% 9.79%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $112,271.52 $97,658.94 $13.92 $12.69
State Profile: Wisconsin - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 1,376 7,003 38 35
Total Applications Certified 1,194 6,415 25 35
Total Positions Requested 1,147 17,814 770 853
Total Positions Certified 1,194 15,253 606 853
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 1.03% 1.11% 0.42% 0.35%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 1.03% 1.27% 0.51% 0.61%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $77,681.37 $77,938.71 $12.25 $12.02
State Profile: West Virginia - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 101 617 12 10
Total Applications Certified 94 499 12 8
Total Positions Requested 69 1,417 205 152
Total Positions Certified 94 1,045 181 116
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.08% 0.09% 0.2% 0.08%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.08% 0.09% 0.15% 0.08%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $139,656.10 $108,817.72 $10.51 $10.85
State Profile: Wyoming - Fiscal Year 2016 Summary Statistics
Summary Information Category of Employment-Based Visa
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PERM H-1B H-2B H-2A
Total Applications Processed 28 118 50 96
Total Applications Certified 27 97 42 88
Total Positions Requested 18 209 452 344
Total Positions Certified 27 183 391 328
Percent of National Total Certified Applications 0.02% 0.02% 0.71% 0.88%
Percent of National Total Certified Positions 0.02% 0.02% 0.33% 0.23%
Average Wage Offer / AEWR* $124,041.61 $103,938.56 $12.38 $11.75
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