FY2018 H-1B Petitions Analyzing Data based on H-1B Visa Beneficiaries' Gender and Country of Birth
November 1st, 2018
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases Statistics on FY2018 H-1B Petitions Analyzing Data based on H-1B Visa Beneficiaries' Gender and Country of Birth
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) analyzed the gender and country of origin statistics on nearly 420,000 H-1B Visa Beneficiaries sponsored for H-1B visa status in FY2018.
The analysis reveals that only about a quarter of H-1B visa petitions are filed on behalf of female beneficiaries. USCIS also provides statistics on the gender breakdown for H-1B beneficiaries by country of origin.
Data for India, whose nationals make up the large majority of H-1B visa beneficiaries (73.9%), reveals that a fifth of H-1B visa beneficiaries are female, whereas their male counterparts make up 80% of the total visa beneficiaries.
From the second most common country of origin, Chinese nationals sponosred for H-1B status are roughly 45% female and 55% male. Other notable examples of near parity (because they make up at least 0.1% of total H-1B visa beneficiaries) are the Philippines and Thailand.
Very few countries, especially those with a sizable number of H-1B visa sponsors, (≥0.1%), reverse the gender breakdown. The Philippines and Jamaica are the only two. Jamaican H-1B visa beneficiaries are even a majority female, rather than being at parity. About 64% of Jamaican H-1B Beneficiaries are for female workers.
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This information comes from AILA Doc. No. 18102601.
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