Sep 13th USCIS H1B visa FY 2011 Cap count Update – 1,100 petitions filed

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USCIS updated the latest H1B cap count numbers yesterday. As of September 13th, 2010  the updated cap numbers since last week are:

  • New 800 Cap eligible H1B visa petitions were filed for Regular Quota.
  • New 300 cap eligible H1B petitions for Advanced degree cap.

September 13th, 2010 USCIS official Total H1B cap count update :

Regular H1B Cap H1B filings37,400    of total 65,000
Advanced degree cap filing count13,700    of total 20,000
Total H1B visa petitions received51,100 of total 85,000

Analysis – H1B filings down by 1000, Consumer Spending Up

If we take a quick look at the H1B petitions filed, the regular quota numbers dropped significantly  compared with last week filings, i.e. September 7th, 2010 H1B cap Count,  The regular quota was down by 900 petitions from 1,700 last week to 800 this week…similarly, the advanced degree quota was also down slightly by 100. So, why drop in numbers ? if we look at the trend, we can see that the changes were only in the last 3 to 4 weeks because of the H1B fee increase, we are getting back to the normal trend of filing hovering around 1000 a week.  My guess for this week would be, may be because of the long weekend holidays employers could not file as many…may be not, it is hard to say anything… From an economy perspective, today’s reports indicate that US retail sales numbers were up by 0.5%, which is nothing but consumer spending. This rise in consumer spending indicates that the economy is slowly picking up and may not end up in double dip recession…it was also supported by Warren Buffet saying that there will not be double dip recession, and they are hiring …analysts in the industry respect Buffet’s opinion…. Also, last week reports say, Jobless claims decreased by 27,000….anyways, what it means for H1B holders is, hopefully more jobs are created and more skilled workers are required to cater to the demand…..

What are your thoughts on economy?

Regular H1B 2011 cap count Trend Graph

September 13th   2010  H1B visa 2011 Cap Count Regular quota and Predictions

Advanced Degree H1B Cap Prediction Graphs

Advanced Degree H1B 2011 Cap Count and Predictions September 13th 2010


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