I happen to stumble over an interesting article about H1B stats.. The research was done by National Foundation for American Policy. Here is a brief summary of facts that caught my attention. You can read the full publication 19 pages by clicking on link in reference section.
Interesting Stats about H1B visa in USA :
- In 2009, H1B holders constituted only 0.06% of the total American civilian labor force. It is a myth that some of US general public claim that H1B holders are completely taking over Americans’ jobs
- For 2009 quota, Indian Tech companies filed only under 6% of the total H1B visa petitions. Based on tracking, Indian companies filing fell 70% between 2006 and 2009. It is not true to blame Indian companies that they are taking all the US IT job market.
- Surveys taken by highly qualified Indians and Chinese leaving America reveal that, it is H1B visas related issues that prompted them to leave US.
- Research shows that H1B visa holders are critical for entrepreneurship, innovation and creating of jobs in US. The argument by few American people that only 0.06% inflow by H1B holders is ruining the whole American jobs is not logical or supported by facts
H1B visa count tables and graphs :
Reference: National Foundation for American Policy Publication: H1B visa by numbers 2010 and Beyond