The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released its May 2009 Visa Bulletin. The DOS has experienced a high demand in the employment-based third preference (EB-3) category and the EB-3 Other Worker category. As a result, the DOS has stated that the annual limits have been reached in the EB-3 and the EB-3 Other Worker categories. Consequently, both categories have become "Unavailable" In contrast, the DOS has neither advanced nor retrogressed the EB-2 categories for Indian and Chinese nationals. The following is a comparison of the employment-based immigrant visa categories since the beginning of the current retrogression: please click here to view table.