Estimated number of H-1B workers employed in the United States, 2013

Number of workers
H-1B petition approvals
H-1B petitions approved for initial and continuing employment, 2011–2013 818,995
H-1B one-year extensions, 2012–2013 -52,184
H-1B approved petitions for changing employers, 2012–2013 -80,690
H-1B adjustment to LPR status via employment-based preference, 2011–2013 -139,303
Emigration to country of origin or third country (10 percent) -81,899
Estimated duplicate petitions approved by USCIS for initial employment (1 percent) -3,716
Estimated deaths (55 per 100,000) -454
Total 460,749

Note: LPR refers to lawful permanent resident. All references to a particular year should be understood to mean the U.S. government’s fiscal year (October 1–September 30).

Sources: USCIS 2014a; USCIS 2012b; USCIS 2013d; USCIS 2014b; U.S. DHS 2015; adjustment of status data from Zamora 2016; mortality rate calculated from Centers for Disease Control data at (CDC 2014)

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