The DOS recently released its January 2010 Visa Bulletin. Similar to the other Visa Bulletins issued in fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010), the January 2010 Visa Bulletin contains minimal (if any) advancements in the employment-based immigrant visa categories. One of the greatest advancements in the Visa Bulletin was the EB-3 World category. After many months of not advancing, this category has advanced by two months to August 2002 in the January 2010 Visa Bulletin. All of the other employment-based immigrant visa categories advanced by one month or less.

The following is a comparison of the movement of the employment-based immigrant visa categories since the beginning of retrogression in October 2005.