21% Drop in H1B LCA filings for Q1 FY 2023. Top Companies, Jobs

As most of you know, USCIS announced that they would start H1B FY 2024 season in March 2023 and many employers are already rushing to file the H1B registrations as well for this year quota. Recently, US Dept of Labor released the public disclosure data for H1B LCA and PERM data related to Green Cards for Q1, FY 2023.

We have loaded the latest data to our H1B Sponsors database, including the PERM data. In this article, we will cover the key insights from the data and top employers as well.

88K LCAs filed in Q1 FY 2023, 21% Drop in H1B LCAs

During the last year for FY 2022, in Q1 there were 112,409 H1B LCAs that were filed with US Dept of Labor. If we compare that with the current FY 2023, Q1 data, there is a huge drop of 21% in the H1B LCA filings.

Same time, last year, we reported that there was a 45.4% increase in H1B LCAs. With the drop of 21% in LCAs compared to last year, it is a clear indication of the layoffs in the tech sector from late last year and why many are not getting tech jobs.

Below are the total counts of LCAs (includes H1B, H1B1 & E3) that were filed with DOL so far this fiscal year 2023.

FY 2023
% Change
FY 2022
88,76788,767 Not Released Not Released Not Released-21%
LCA filings with DOL for FY 2023
  • Our H1BGrader Database is now updated with H1B LCAs data that was filed anytime between October 1st, 2022 and Dec 31st, 2022 i.e Q1 of Fiscal Year 2023.
  • If your employer has shared any of the details, you can verify the same using H1B LCA Search

Note: The Data Refresh is only for Q1 2023 from the US Dept of Labor related H1B LCAs and PERM Labor Certs. USCIS does not release quarterly data anymore, they only release data once a year. You can read our Data Refresh Status to know more

Top 20 H1B Employers, Job Titles, Cities from FY 2023 Q1

Below are the top 20 employers for for FY 2023, Q1.

Top H1B Sponsors (FY 2023 Q1)
Amazon.com Services LLC 2,990
Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corp 2,648
Ernst & Young US LLP 2,220
Microsoft Corporation 1,754
Google LLC 1,696
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 1,663
Infosys Limited 1,462
Apple INC 1,273
Meta Platforms INC 1,030
Amazon Web Services INC 999
Intel Corporation 903
Jpmorgan Chase & CO 838
Deloitte Consulting LLP 772
Wal Mart Associates INC 705
Accenture LLP 691
HCL America INC 681
Qualcomm Technologies INC 630
Capgemini America INC 558
Cisco Systems INC 458
Compunnel Software Group INC 395

Top H1B Job Titles (FY 2023 Q1)
Software Engineer 6,183
Software Developer 3,436
Senior Software Engineer 1,906
Manager JC 1,196
Assistant Professor 880
Software Development Engineer II 818
Architect 630
Accountants and Auditors Kbgfjg 599
Software Development Engineer I 521
Senior Systems Analyst JC 501
Data Engineer 465
Data Scientist 392
Manager 384
Research Scientist 379
Software Engineer III 378
Staff Software Engineer 367
SR Software Engineer 354
Associate 342
Lead Software Engineer 342
Senior Software Developer 341
Top H1B Job Titles for FY 2023, Q1

Top H1B Cities (FY 2023 Q1)
New York, NY 4,588
Seattle, WA 2,767
San Francisco, CA 2,301
Austin, TX 2,182
Sunnyvale, CA 2,061
Chicago, IL 1,707
San Jose, CA 1,701
Irving, TX 1,652
Atlanta, GA 1,556
Dallas, TX 1,442
Mountain View, CA 1,433
Plano, TX 1,397
Redmond, WA 1,370
Houston, TX 1,338
Charlotte, NC 1,323
Bellevue, WA 1,288
Boston, MA 1,180
San Diego, CA 1,059
Santa Clara, CA 1,055
Cupertino, CA 909
Top 20 H1B Cities for FY 2023, Q1

41K PERM Labor Certs filed in Q1 FY 2023, Increase of 22.2% Applications

If we look at the Green Card related PERM Labor Certification filings, they were 33,413 in Q1 2022, now for FY 2023, they stand at 40,826 and are up by 22.2%

It is very interesting trend to see that the H1B LCAs have decreased, but the PERM filings have increased. It could be that the wage determinations were done earlier in the year and many employers already committed to the Green Card Process. So, they could not turn them back and probably went ahead. That is what we can assume. We may see this trend reverse in the next quarter as economy is not great and many jobs are lost.

Below are the total Labor Certifications filed in the DOL PERM Program for Green Card processing so far the full fiscal year until FY 2022.

  % Change
FY 2022
40,82640,826Not ReleasedNot ReleasedNot Released22.2%
FY 2023 PERM LC filings

Top Green Card Sponsors (PERM) for FY 2023, Q1

Below are the top Green Card employers after data refresh for the fiscal year 2023, Q1

Top Green Card Sponsors (FY 2023 Q1)
Amazon.com Services LLC 1,163
Intel Corporation 670
Microsoft Corporation 581
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 523
Google LLC 460
Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corporation 340
Amazon Web Services INC 260
Apple INC 251
Skilled IN Management 238
Wipro Limited 211
Amazon Development Center US INC 208
National Healthcare Corporation 192
Walmart Associates INC 189
Deloitte Consulting LLP 182
JP Morgan Chase CO 170
Facebook INC 160
Oracle America INC 136
Paypal INC 125
Accenture LLP 115
Case Farms Processing INC 109

What are your thoughts on the Q1 Data for FY 2023 ? Share your inputs in comments.

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