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May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

By Bill at August 07, 2017 00:45
Filed Under: Immigration News

Data on occupational employment and wages are collected from employers of every size, in every state, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, in all industry sectors. These estimates are cross-industry estimates. Self-employed persons are not included in the survey or estimates.


Occupation title EmploymentMedian hourly wageMean hourly wageAnnual mean wage
Management Occupations 7,090,790 $48.46 $56.74 $118,020
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7,281,190 $31.99 $36.09 $75,070
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4,165,140 $39.82 $42.25 $87,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,499,050 $37.45 $40.53 $84,300
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,152,840 $30.45 $35.06 $72,930
Community and Social Service Occupations 2,019,250 $20.67 $22.69 $47,200
Legal Occupations 1,075,520 $38.30 $50.95 $105,980
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8,636,430 $23.08 $26.21 $54,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,902,970 $22.69 $28.07 $58,390
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8,318,500 $30.49 $38.06 $79,160
Healthcare Support Occupations 4,043,480 $13.42 $14.65 $30,470
Protective Service Occupations 3,386,360 $18.59 $22.03 $45,810
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,981,720 $10.01 $11.47 $23,850
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,426,090 $11.87 $13.47 $28,010
Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,514,960 $10.92 $12.74 $26,510
Sales and Related Occupations 14,536,530 $12.78 $19.50 $40,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22,026,080 $16.37 $17.91 $37,260
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 463,640 $11.30 $13.37 $27,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,585,420 $20.96 $23.51 $48,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,456,640 $20.89 $22.45 $46,690
Production Occupations 9,105,650 $15.93 $17.88 $37,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,731,790 $14.78 $17.34 $36,070

U.S. employers submitted nearly 140K LCA after April 1

By Bill at July 24, 2017 00:16
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor applications(LCA) filed by U.S. employers during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2017 through our legacy database system.

From October 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, Department of Labor received 528,146 LCA for H-1B visa jobs: 6,989 were denied, 38,784 were withdrawn.

U.S. employers still submitted large number of LCA after April 1 when the annual quota for H-1B Visa was used up. The total number is estimated to be over 140K at the end of July. Click here to understand why.

  Year to Date First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter
Total LCA 528,146 93,522 326,905 107,719
Certified 482,373 80,395 305,769 96,209
Denied 6,989 1,369 4,143 1,477
Withdrawn 38,784 11,758 16,993 10,033


Please use following links to search potential job opportunities and pitch employers directly. Our new visa job database is now updated daily with full copies of original petitions. However, we still maintain the legacy system which is updated once every quarter with case summary only. Some cases might not appear on both systems due to various reasons.

U.S. employers are always looking for skilled workers, even in holiday seasons. Please polish your resume and update your career profiles regularly.

 

Strong job growth drives jobless rate to 16-year low

By Bill at July 11, 2017 01:44
Filed Under: Immigration News
The U.S. created 222,000 new jobs in June as hiring accelerated in the spring, showing that companies are still finding ways to add staff despite a growing shortage of skilled workers.

The U.S. is forecast to grow twice as fast in the second quarter as it did in the first three months of the year. The job market remains in good shape eight years into the economic expansion.

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose to 4.4% from 4.3% in May as more people entered the labor force in search of work. The jobless rate had fallen to a 16-year low in May.

Please visit our blog to see the detailed unemployment rate by occupation, age and gender.

Occupation Unemployment Rate
6/2016
Unemployment Rate
6/2017
Management 2.8 2.3
Business and financial operations 3.1 2.4
Computer and mathematical 2.2 2.3
Architecture and engineering 3.0 3.0
Life, physical, and social science 1.8 3.2
Education, training, and library 5.6 4.1
Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.4 1.2
click here to view all occupations by gender


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Unemployed Rates by occupation and sex June 2017

By Bill at July 11, 2017 01:03
Filed Under: Immigration News
Unemployed persons by occupation and sex[Numbers in thousands]
OccupationTotal unemployedUnemployment rates
June
2016
June
2017
TotalMenWomen
June
2016
June
2017
June
2016
June
2017
June
2016
June
2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,144 7,250 5.1 4.5 5.0 4.4 5.2 4.7
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,712 1,440 2.8 2.3 2.4 2.2 3.2 2.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

646 504 2.5 1.9 2.2 2.0 2.8 1.9

Management occupations

400 319 2.2 1.8 2.1 1.7 2.4 1.9

Business and financial operations occupations

245 185 3.1 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.4 1.9

Professional and related occupations

1,067 936 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.3 3.4 2.8

Computer and mathematical occupations

103 111 2.2 2.3 1.8 2.4 3.3 2.0

Architecture and engineering occupations

94 101 3.0 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.1 4.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

26 48 1.8 3.2 2.0 1.1 1.5 5.7

Community and social service occupations

67 32 2.5 1.2 1.4 0.5 3.1 1.6

Legal occupations

11 14 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.8 1.1

Education, training, and library occupations

495 381 5.6 4.1 4.5 3.4 6.0 4.4

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

140 141 4.4 4.1 4.8 4.1 3.9 4.2

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

131 110 1.4 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.7 1.2

Service occupations

1,658 1,540 5.7 5.3 5.6 4.8 5.7 5.7

Healthcare support occupations

125 134 3.3 3.8 2.9 1.0 3.4 4.2

Protective service occupations

106 81 3.3 2.5 2.6 1.5 5.3 5.6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

621 673 6.8 7.4 6.9 7.1 6.6 7.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

438 330 6.6 5.0 6.4 5.0 6.8 5.0

Personal care and service occupations

368 322 5.7 5.0 5.2 4.4 5.9 5.1

Sales and office occupations

1,550 1,503 4.4 4.3 4.2 3.8 4.6 4.6

Sales and related occupations

820 797 4.9 4.8 4.3 3.0 5.4 6.6

Office and administrative support occupations

730 706 4.0 3.8 3.9 5.1 4.1 3.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

832 747 5.5 4.9 5.2 4.6 11.1 10.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

151 95 10.8 7.0 8.6 5.4 17.1 11.8

Construction and extraction occupations

462 459 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.8 9.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

218 192 4.4 3.8 4.3 3.6 6.4 10.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,091 1,027 5.9 5.4 5.5 5.0 7.3 6.8

Production occupations

439 466 4.9 5.1 4.3 4.8 6.6 5.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

652 560 6.7 5.7 6.4 5.1 8.5 8.3
 

No previous work experience

1,278 981 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

785 644 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

291 203 - - - - - -

25 years and over

202 134 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). 

Foreign-born STEM Workers in the United States

By Bill at June 20, 2017 04:26
Filed Under: Immigration News

Workers in STEM fields(science, technology, engineering, and math) play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy. Foreign-born workers make up a growing share of the country STEM workforce.

Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), American Immigration Council recently published Fact Sheet:Foreign-born STEM Workers in the United States. It provides an extensive overview of the occupational, gender, educational, and geographic distribution of foreign-born STEM workers in the United States. read full sheet.

For example, following table shows the total number of foreign-born STEM workers in the U.S. workforce has increased dramatically since 1990, both in absolute numbers and as a share of the total workforce.
 
Year Foreign Born STEM Workforce Foreign Born as share of STEM Workforce
1990 508,659 11.9%
2000 1,341,451 18.6%
2010 1,653,206 22.3%
2015 1,976,722 24.3%


Please click here to read the 20 Page Fact Sheet:Foreign-born STEM Workers in the United States

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Bill seeking exemption of visa limits for foreigners with US PhD introduced

By Bill at June 02, 2017 21:30
Filed Under: Immigration News

Congressman Erik Paulsen(Republican) and Mike Quigley(Democratic) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Trained in America Ph.Ds from Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act on May 25, 2017. 


The bill would exempt foreign-born individuals who have earned an American Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually.

Congressman Paulsen said, "With thousands of high-skilled jobs going unfilled, the STAPLE Act makes sure American companies are getting the talent they need. By stapling a green card or visa to their diplomas, these professionals can invent and innovate new discoveries that grow our economy."

The same bill was introduced in the House before. During Obama Administration, chance for enactment of such legislation was slim, but during the current Republican government and Congress, the odd is much higher.

For more information, please read press release.

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Paulsen, Quigley Reintroduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill Encouraging American Innovation

By Bill at June 02, 2017 20:55
Filed Under: Immigration News

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act, which would exempt foreign-born individuals who have earned an American Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually.

“It is no surprise that the brightest minds from around the world come to the United States to pursue their advanced degrees, and we should be doing all we can to ensure students we educate and train here use what they’ve learned to contribute to the American economy,” said Congressman Paulsen. “With thousands of high-skilled jobs going unfilled, the STAPLE Act makes sure American companies are getting the talent they need. By stapling a green card or visa to their diplomas, these professionals can invent and innovate new discoveries that grow our economy.”  

“If we are serious about fostering innovation, spurring economic activity, and staying competitive in the global marketplace, we must encourage the brightest minds in the world to study, work, and stay in our communities,” said Congressman Quigley. “We cannot advance our technology or research if we continue sending foreign-born, but U.S. educated, students with advanced degrees away. I am proud to join Rep. Paulsen in re-introducing the STAPLE Act, which invests in our future by supporting STEM educated professionals that want to contribute to our economy and society.”

H-1B visas, also known as high-skilled visas, are subject to annual caps that are woefully short of the number necessary to fill high-skilled jobs. Since April 1 when the U.S. began accepting H-1B petitions, the U.S. has received 233,000 applications for these high-skilled visas. Only 65,000 will be available this year, meaning that applicants will be subject to a lottery where two-out-of-three applicants will be denied a visa.

Numerous studies have found that H-1B visas correspond with an increase in jobs for native citizens. For example, a 2011 American Enterprise Institute study found that “an additional 100 foreign-born workers in STEM fields with advanced degrees from U.S. universities is associated with an additional 262 jobs among U.S. natives.”

Congressman Paulsen, a champion of small business and advocate of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation, serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, and is co-chair of the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus.

U.S. jobless claims at lowest level in 28 years

By Bill at May 18, 2017 19:43
Filed Under: Immigration News
Labor Department reported on May 18 that, initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased to 232,000 for the week ended May 13. 

The total number of unemployed workers receiving benefits fell to 1.9 million, the lowest such mark since November of 1988, when the workforce was much smaller. 

Claims have now been below 300,000, a threshold associated with a healthy labor market, for 115 straight weeks. That is the longest such stretch since 1970, when the labor market was smaller. The labor market is close to full employment, with the unemployment rate at a 10-year low of 4.4 percent. 

U.S. economy is adding roughly twice as many jobs as necessary to absorb new entrants into the labor force. The employers are desperately looking for skilled foreign workers. It is time for you to update your career profile and pitch potential employers now!

Employers filed 420,000 labor petitions for H-1B in 6 months

By Bill at May 04, 2017 00:35
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor petitions filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2017 through our legacy database system

From October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Department of Labor received 420,436 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 5,512 were denied, 33,616 were withdrawn. 

  10/1/14-3/31/2015 10/1/15-3/31/2016 10/1/2016-3/31/2017
Total LCA 382,259 423,006 420,436
Certified 351,962 383,204 381,308
Denied 6,427 5,904 5,512
Withdrawn 23,870 33,898 33,616


Please use following links to search potential job opportunities and pitch employers directly. Our new visa job database is now updated daily with full copies of original petitions. However, we still maintain the legacy system which is updated once every quarter with case summary only. Some cases might not appear on both systems due to various reasons. 

U.S. employers are always looking for skilled workers, even in holiday seasons. Please polish your resume and update your career profiles regularly

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2018

By Bill at April 18, 2017 19:53
Filed Under: Immigration News

USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap.    

USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 3, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS will reject and return all unselected petitions with their filing fees, unless the petition is found to be a duplicate filing. 

The agency conducted the selection process for the advanced degree exemption first. All unselected advanced degree petitions then became part of the random selection process for the 65,000 cap.

As announced on March 3, USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing for all H-1B petitions, including cap-exempt petitions, for up to six months. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions filed on behalf of current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap will also not be counted towards the congressionally mandated FY 2018 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to: 

* Extend the amount of time a current H-1B worker may remain in the United States;  

* Change the terms of employment for current H-1B workers;  

* Allow current H-1B workers to change employers; and  

* Allow current H-1B workers to work concurrently in a second H-1B position.

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