July 12th, H1B visa 2012 Cap count update. Filings down, Unemployment High

In H1B Visa by KumarUpdated : 1 Comment

USCIS updated H1B cap count numbers late yesterday, Here are the numbers since last update by USCIS:

  • New 600 cap eligible petitions were filed for Regular quota
  • New 300 cap eligible petitions were filed for MS/Advanced degree quota.

July 7th,  H1B cap count updates by USCIS :

 

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings 19,000 of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count 12,200 of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received 31,200 of total 85,000

History of the Cap count Updates are tracked on our H1B Visa 2012 Cap Count Tracking page as well.

July 4th Impact, Low filings. US economy- Less jobs added.

As speculated last week, July 5th H1B update, volume of H1B petitions filed went down…Regular quota filings were down by 400 from 1000 last week to 600 this week…similarly, advanced degree quota filings were down by 50% from 600 last week to 300 this week…Primary reason for the drop in filings was due to July 4th long weekend vacation break….If we look at the prediction from current trend, check below graph….regular quota might last beyond February 2012….unlike, advanced degree quota cap might be up by first week of October, 2011.  H1B filings might pick up and be back to normal pace by next week…

As we review US economy and unemployment, nothing optimistic…Unemployment Data from US Department of Labor reported gain of only 18,000 jobs in June…The jobless rate hit 9.2% mark…As you can see theUS Unemployment Rate Department of Labor Graph July 2011 trend in jobs added in adjacent diagram, it clearly indicates sluggish recovery…With US federal deficit of 1.4 trillion and US government aiming to fix it slowly by potentially tightening the spending does not help the recovery…All this data and news indicates less demand for H1B workers….We just have to see federal Govt. action steps to fix the state of ailing American Economy…
Your thoughts on US economy and Future Job Prospects ?

Regular H1B cap Count 2012  Graph

Jul 12 H1B visa 2012 cap count update

Advanced Degree H1B cap count 2012 Graph

Jul 12 H1B visa 2012 Advanced Degree cap count update

 

   

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Comments ( 1 )

  1. EASWARAN

    Respected Admin(Kumar)
    greetings, after reading this i become very optimistic that a bright student can possibly get a career at USA, since i trust the USA EDUCATION will attract the best mind and also the industries too
    coming to my REQUEST TO YOU OR ANY COMPASSIONATE WRITER WHO IS WELL INFORMED CAN GUIDE ME PLEASE
    every topic i see in most of the blog is about either MS ,OR MBA
    my little and wonderful daughter is now pursuing her undergraduate in chennai , her BPT, BACHELOR IN PHYSIOTHERAPY,
    She has deep burning desire to pursue her POST GRADUATE in
    physiotherapy, in USA , UNIVERSITY
    HER -DPT, DOCTOR IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
    please educate us what are the required entrance exam one has to complete
    before applying for DPT
    I CAN UNDERSTAND “TOEFL OR IELTS IS CERTAIN FOR AN INDIAN STUDENT WHO WANT TO PURSUE HER HIGHER EDUCATION IN usa
    what about , GRE ,
    IS this exam which is quite tough and is only for MS aspirant
    and MBA aspirant has to write GMATE
    what about -DPT DOCTOR IN PHYSIO THERAPY
    Aspirant.
    please do write an detailed article about
    the required entrance exams to study DPT.
    AND ALSO LIST OF THE BEST UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER
    DPT
    Please “admin”kindly respond to our request
    since you are in better place to provide the correct and apt information
    thank you
    easwaran
    India

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