The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released information breaking down H-1B usage for the first quarter of FY2016, based on Labor Condition Application filings, or LCAs. Every H-1B petition must be accompanied by an LCA which has been certified by DOL. DOL compiled the data by the total LCA filings, those approved, withdrawn or denied, the top occupations, the top states using the H-1B program, and the top employers.
DOL reports receiving 83,749 LCAs during the first quarter. It certified 80, 137, denied 1,274 and had the balance of LCA applications withdrawn.
The top 5 occupations in order are: Computer Systems Analysts (62,780), Software Developers, Applications (29,081), Accountants and Auditors (15,869), Computer Occupations, all Other (15,795), and Computer Programmers (13,136).
The top 5 state users of the H-1B program in order are: California (48,819), Texas (24,532), New York (17,972), New Jersey (12,213), and Pennsylvania (12,062).
Finally, the top 5 employers of H-1B workers in order are: Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation (30,657), Deloitte Consulting, LLP (19,705), Apple, Inc. (18,744), PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services, LLC (12,400), and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (11,849).