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2013 H1B Visa and Green Card petitions data released!

By Bill at March 13, 2013 02:49
Filed Under: Immigration News, Tips and Features

We have just obtained from Department of Labor and published on all labor certifications filed by U.S. employers during first 3 months of fiscal year 2013. 

The updates include not only new applications filed during the first quarter, but also decision changes due to employer appeals. While employers applied for fewer certifications for H1B Visa in 2013, the petitions for employment based green card increased nearly 20%. 

Labor Petitions 2012 1st quarter 2013 1st quarter
H1B Visa 80,613 68,239
Green Card 11,352 13,606

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Note: 1. The U.S. government's fiscal year begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year and ends on September 30 of the year with which it is numbered. 

2. A small percentage of determinations are subject to change due to appeal or redetermination decisions on employer applications.