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  • News: DOL Releases Updated PERM, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, And Prevailing Wage Data For Q4

    Foreign Labor Certification

    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.

    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. For the Federal Fiscal year of 2012, the data is saved in the Comma-Separated Value (CSV) file format. For all previous Federal Fiscal years listed below, the data is saved in the Microsoft Access Database (mdb) file format. 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. 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.

    Important Notice: Employer-specific case information that appears on FLCDataCenter.com was provided to ETA 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 ETA 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.

    Latest Quarterly Updates

    The following case disclosure files cover determinations issued between October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. 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 2012 Disclosure File File Structure
    PERM PERM_FY2012_Q4.csv PERM_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
    H-2A H-2A_FY2012_Q4.csv H-2A_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
    H-2B H-2B_FY2012_Q4.csv H-2B_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
    LCA LCA FY2012_Q4.csv LCA_Record_Layout_FY12.doc
    Prevailing Wage PW_FY2012_Q4.csv PW_Record_Layout_FY12.doc


    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


    PERM Program
    Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
    2011 PERM_Case_Data_FY2011.mdb PERM_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
    2010 PERM_Case_Data_FY2010.mdb PERM_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
    2009 PERM_Case_Data_FY2009.mdb PERM_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
    2008 PERM_Case_Data_FY2008.mdb PERM_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

    H-2A Program
    Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
    2011 H-2A_Case_Data_FY2011.mdb H-2A_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
    2010 H-2A_Case_Data_FY2010.mdb H-2A_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
    2009 H-2A_Case_Data_FY2009.mdb H-2A_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
    2008 H-2A_Case_Data_FY2008.mdb H-2A_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

    H-2B Program
    Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
    2011 H-2B_Case_Data_FY2011.mdb H-2B_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
    2010 H-2B_Case_Data_FY2010.mdb H-2B_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
    2009 H-2B_Case_Data_FY2009.mdb H-2B_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
    2008 H-2B_Case_Data_FY2008.mdb H-2B_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

    LCA Programs (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3)
    Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
    2011 LCA_Case_Data_FY2011.mdb LCA_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
    2010 LCA_Case_Data_FY2010.mdb LCA_Record_Layout_FY10.doc
    2009 H-1B_Case_Data_FY2009.mdb H-1B_Record_Layout_FY09.doc
    2009(1) H-1B Efile Case Data FY2009.mdb H-1B Efile Record Layout FY09.doc
    2008 H-1B_Case_Data_FY2008.mdb H-1B_Record_Layout_FY08.doc

    Prevailing Wage Program
    Fiscal Year Disclosure File File Structure
    2011(2) PW_Case_Data_FY2011.mdb PW_Record_Layout_FY11.doc
    2010(2) PW_Case_Data_FY2010.mdb 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.

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