Top 10 H-2B occupations (by number of labor certifications), fiscal 2016
|H-2B rank||SOC code||Occupation||Number of H-2B workers certified|
|1||37-3011||Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||44,981|
|2||45-4011||Forest and Conservation Workers||9,434|
|3||37-2012||Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners||7,751|
|4||39-3091||Amusement and Recreation Attendants||6,992|
|5||51-3022||Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers||5,447|
|7||35-3031||Waiters and Waitresses||3,426|
|10||39-2021||Nonfarm Animal Caretakers||1,636|
|Total labor certifications in top 10 H-2B occupations||89,039|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Note: SOC stands for Standard Occupational Classification, a system used by the U.S. Department of Labor to classify workers into occupational categories.
Source: EPI analysis of H-2B disclosure data from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s Performance Data