Map Shows State Ratio of H-1B Applications to Employment
A color-coded map released by Global Insight shows the state-by-state ratios of H-1B applications to employment. The application numbers are broken down by state and then weighted by total employment (to control for size) to show which states are most active in seeking out foreign labor for technical service positions. The company noted that research on H-1B visas is still in an early phase but that regional patterns in labor condition application data show some interesting patterns. Global Insight noted a “clear trend” in coastal states using the H-1B program to a greater degree than inland states.