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DOL denied 6.5% of labor petitions for green card in 2017

By Bill at December 13, 2017 20:02
Filed Under: Immigration News

For most employment based green card categories, U.S. employers starts the process by filing a permanent labor certification(LC) in PERM system. In fiscal year 2017, Department of Labor received 105,034 labor certifications(LC) for green card, a 8% increase from fiscal year 2016.

During the same period of time, Department of Labor processed 97,603 labor certifications(LC): 6,413 were denied and 3,581 were withdrawn. We have published all those petitions on our legacy database system.

Labor Certification Received Processed Certified Denied Withdrawn  
2017 105,034 97,603 87,609 6,413 3,581 PDF report
2016 97,504 126,143 115,933 5,560 4,650 PDF report
2015 87,644 89,151 78,938 5,851 4,362 PDF report
2014 74,936 70,988 62,633 4,349 4,016 PDF report

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Labor Certification(LC) is different from Labor Condition Application(LCA) . LC is for employment based green card while LCA is for H1B visa.

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.