Estimated number of temporary foreign workers employed in the United States, 2013
|Nonimmigrant visa classification or status
|Number of workers
|H-2A visa for seasonal agricultural occupations
|H-2B visa for seasonal nonagricultural occupations
|H-1B visa for specialty occupations
|J-1 visa for Exchange Visitor Program participants
|J-2 visa for spouses of J-1 exchange visitors
|L-1 visa for intracompany transferees
|L-2 visa for spouses of intracompany transferees
|O-1/O-2 visa for persons with extraordinary ability (O-2 for their assistants)
|F-1 visa for foreign students, Optional Practical Training program (OPT) and STEM OPT extensions
|TN visa or status for Canadian and Mexican nationals in certain professional occupations under NAFTA
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Note: All references to a particular year should be understood to mean the U.S. government’s fiscal year (October 1–September 30).