May 30, 2006
As of May 25, 2006, 49,034 H-1Bs, out of an available 61,000 cases, had been used for fiscal year 2007. That amounts to usage of approximately 4,000 H-1B numbers in two days, which is double the rate of usage in the weeks before. As the cap nears, it is expected that the rate of usage will continue to climb. Therefore, it is believed that the H-1B cap for fiscal 2007 will be reached very shortly.
H-1B usage is periodically updated on the USCIS website at: http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/services/tempbenefits/cap.htm.