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DOL Releases PERM Data from FY 2007

The DOL recently released FY 2007 data on the PERM program. The complete report can be found at http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/PERM_Data_FY07_Announcement.pdf  The data revealed that there was an 86% approval rate. The data also revealed that almost 50% of the cases filed required MS degrees or higher which indicates that the EB2 category may remain retrogressed for the foreseeable future. It was also interesting to note that only 21% of all cases filed were filed by the IT industry.