Estimated number of O-1 and O-2 workers employed in the United States, 2013

Number of workers
Visas issued
O-1 and O-2 visas issued, 2011–2013 48,620
Emigration to country of origin or third country or nonrenewal -14,819
O-1 and O-2 adjustment to LPR status via employment-based preference, 2011–2013 -3,801
Estimated deaths (217.9 per 100,000) -106
Total 29,894

Notes: Estimated emigration is calculated as 50 percent of the visas issued in 2011 and 2012. All references to a particular year should be understood to mean the U.S. government’s fiscal year (October 1–September 30).

Sources: U.S. DOS CA 2017a; U.S. DOL OFLC 2017; adjustment of status data acquired through a FOIA request by Lazaro Zamora of the Bipartisan Policy Center (includes both unpublished data and data published in Zamora 2016); mortality rate calculated from Centers for Disease Control data at (CDC 2014)

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