It is important that you understand these numbers

By law, the H-1B visa is limited to 85,000 per year.

But the data shows that there is a little extra each year because of initial and continuing approvals.

Click on the pictures to see them full size.

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-and-studies/h-1b-employer-data-hub/understanding-our-h-1b-employer-data-hub

These numbers can best be shown by the orange and grey lines on this chart.

That chart and others can be found via the link above this line.

I have downloaded their data and added it to this report.

http://dolh1bjobhuntinglicenses.com/nationaljobsdata.php

For 2019, we had 664,616 H-1B applications aka LCA’s.

We had 117,436 Initial Approvals

We had 190,284 Continuing Approvals

This is a combined total of 307,720 H-1B Approvals.

and here is the governments own report showing the 664,616 number

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ETA/oflc/pdfs/H-1B_Selected_Statistics_FY2019_Q4.pdf

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