The Department of Homeland Security noted increased demand from employers.
The administration of President Joe Biden has announced an increase in the number of temporary, seasonal workers who will be allowed to work in the US this year as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
The Department of Homeland Security said the US would issue an additional 22,000 seasonal H2-B visas for non-farm workers over the Congressional annual limit of 66,000.
The statement also notes increased demand from employers.
At the same time, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits is at its lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic.