USCIS release cap count update after 10 days and the H1B cap count as of June 18th, 2010. Here is an update since previous cap numbers :
- New 700 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota in last week.
- New 300 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap in the last week.
June 18th , 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :
|Regular H1B Cap H1B filings||22,900 of total 65,000|
|Advanced degree cap filing count||9,700 of total 20,000|
|Total H1B visa petitions received||32,600 of total 85,000|
H1B visa 2011 cap count update Analysis and Prediction of petition filings:
The average H1B petitions filings were as same pace as last week. As I wrote on June 14th H1B cap Count analysis, the new petitions filing is at a very slow pace. The economy is slowly recovering. If you look at the adjacent graph released by US Department of Labor , you can see that the jobs growth is stable. Currently, there are some worries about the housing market as the federal tax credit is done. It is very hard to predict the economy and jobs because of the macro economic factors that influence. Personally, I do not see any jump in the filing of H1B petitions drastically. I have been talking to few of my friends who were unemployed for a while, they say that the IT Consulting job market looks very good. Few of them got jobs, in fact multiple offers but had to turn them down. So, consulting wise, it looks great. Partly the reason for this good IT consulting outlook is because so many people not taking risks to change their status or staying in their home country working rather than coming to US. As I always say, it is great opportunity for H4 visa holder and L1 visa holders to make their jobs search trials and get a good H1B sponsor.
Do you have any thoughts to share about economy or H1B cap count ?
Regular H1B 2011 cap count Trend Graph
Advanced Degree H1B Cap Prediction Graphs
Reference : Official USCIS H1-B Cap count update
Employment Graph Source : US Depart of labor