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H-2B Program Data

Current H-2B Program Data

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has begun releasing program disclosure data on a quarterly basis on their OFLC Case Disclosure Data page. Data for program years 2008 and newer can be accessed there.

This page contains archived information older than program year 2008. It will no longer have the most recent data available.

Archived H-2B Program Data

The data available for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Labor Certification Program is for applications that have been received and entered into the Department of Labor tracking system.

Download H-2B Disclosure Data

The data are available for download by fiscal year (October to September) in Microsoft Access format (mdb) or comma-delimited text (txt).  To speed up the download process the data are in ZIP files. A ZIP file utility is necessary to extract the files. How to view Zip files.

Notice: Employer-specific case information that appears on FLCDataCenter.com was provided to ETA by employers who submitted foreign labor certification applications. These are not employer responses to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics survey. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics program provides estimates used to assist in setting the wage levels in the FLC wage library. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not provide ETA with the wage rates reported to BLS by individual businesses. The identity of respondents and the information that they report to BLS is kept in strict confidence in accordance with Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Integrity Guidelines and with the Confidentiality Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) of 2002.

2007 mdb  txt
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H-2B Disclosure Data File Structure
Field Name Description
Case_Type TEMP = H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Program
Case_Num Regional Office case number
State_Case_Num State case number
Rec_Local_Office Date received by local office
Rec_State_Office Date received by state office
Rec_Regional_Office Date received by regional office
Last_Sig_Event Description of last significant event
Last_Event_Date Date of last significant event
Region_ID 1= Boston Regional Office
2= New York Regional Office
3= Philadelphia Regional Office
4= Atlanta Regional Office
5= Chicago Regional Office
6= Dallas Regional Office
7= Kansas City Regional Office
8= Denver Regional Office
9= San Francisco Regional Office
10= Seattle Regional Office
Work_State Work state - location of the job opening
Occ_Code Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) occupation code
Occ_Title Occupational title
Num_Aliens Number of H-2B workers requested
Salary Proposed Salary
Unit_of_Pay

Unit of pay for proposed salary
A=Annual, M=Monthly, W=Weekly, H=Hourly

Prevail_Wage Prevailing wage rate
Unit_of_Pay_Prev Unit of pay for proposed prevailing wage
A=Annual, M=Monthly, W=Weekly, H=Hourly
Emp_Name Employer name
Emp_City Employer city
Emp_State Employer state
Contact_Last Contact last name
Contact_First Contact first name
Attorney_Firm_Name Attorney firm name
Att_Last Attorney last name
Att_First Attorney first name
Att_City Attorney city
Att_State Attorney state

The Foreign Labor Certification Data Center is developed and maintained by the State of Utah under contract with the US Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification.