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The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published the latest prevailing wage data from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) as generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the new wage year from July 2022 through June 2023.

This prevailing wage data is used by employers while filing Labor Condition Applications for their H-1B Employees. It is also used by the US Department of Labor Officers to select the wages when making the Prevailing Wage Determination.

The OFLC will discontinue its use of the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes and begin using the 2018 SOC codes on July 1, 2022. OFLC will begin using 2018 SOC codes because the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) have completed the transition from 2010 SOC codes to 2018 SOC codes.

OFLC is implementing the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes starting with this July 2022 through June 2023 wage year, and thereafter.

FOR A MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION: Technical Release Notes July 2022 Wage Year.pdf (


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