Earlier this month, DOS updated the Visa Statistics links thus giving the official FY 2012 numbers.
Good news from this is: There will be about 18,000 more Immigrant Visas (Green card) available to be given out to Employment Based categories this Fiscal Year (FY 2013). The law is that what ever immigrant visas was not used last year by Family Based immigration will be available to Employment Based Green Card this year.
This has also reflected on the Demand Data. DOS has updated the March 2013 Demand Data link as well. By going by this data this is how the new calculations will look:
Instead of 140,000 there will be 158,000 visas available for FY 2013. In that, EB1, EB2 and EB3 will get 45,188 each instead of 40,000 per category. EB4 and EB5 will get 11,218 each instead of 9,940 per category. So, EB3-India will get 3163 instead of the usual 2803. Same is with EB2-India. More good news is that all the spill over from EB4, EB5, EB1, EB2 ROW will go to EB2 India and China.
To view the Visa Statistics -- Please Click Here
To view the Demand Data -- Please Click Here