USCIS updated the latest cap count update and the H1B cap count as of August 6th, 2010. Here is an update since previous cap numbers :
- New 1,200 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota.
- New 300 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap .
August 6th , 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :
|Regular H1B Cap H1B filings||28,500 of total 65,000|
|Advanced degree cap filing count||11,900 of total 20,000|
|Total H1B visa petitions received||40,400 of total 85,000|
Analysis of H1B filings this week. Job Market in India vs USA
The H1B petitions filing pace is pretty much inline with last week Aug 3rd H1B visa Cap Update . The regular cap filings reduced by 100 from 1300 to 1200, that’s not a huge difference and the advanced cap stayed exactly the same…There has been some breaking news of H1B and L1 fee increase by $2000 in the last week that may increase the H1B and L1 costs for Indian Companies and impact their bottom line. The bill was passed by senate and is supposed to be voted today in House. From an economy standpoint, lots of temporary jobs were shed as census workers were let go. Private sector added around 71,000 jobs, but they say that is not sufficient to keep up the population growth…The good part is, jobs have been added consistently this year, but they are not able to push for speedy recovery…the unemployment rate is still at 9.5%. Though the numbers does not look very promising, the numbers are better than some of the expectations. If you do not know, the way industry works is, if there was a forecast by an analyst and the real numbers beat the expectations, people are happy and the wall street swings up! It is all about setting expectations for people… It will be very interesting to see how everything is going to turn out with the big visa fee increase and other things happening… It seems to me that we will have the cap last at least until end of this year…let’s see… for more, read CNN July Jobs report on economy
Any thoughts on economy?
Regular H1B 2011 cap count Trend Graph
Advanced Degree H1B Cap Prediction Graphs
Reference : USCIS H1B Cap Count