The DOL recently released FY 2007 data on the PERM program. The complete report can be found at  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.