Wait times continue to decrease but at a slower rate — same basic story as the previous update. Those of you who were encouraged by the "interesting if valid" data points in my previous update will be disappointed to see that there haven't been any new similar results over the last couple months.
This update includes about 229 new data points on the down-trend and we see that wait times continue to decrease, but at a slower rate. Wait times are currently decreasing by about one day every five days, down from one every three on my last update. As usual, click on the chart for a larger version.
For those of you who are wondering about them, here are the details for the "interesting if valid" data points:
The trend toward shorter wait times continues at a steady pace.
Note that the graph is slightly different in this posting. It still shows the same data points, but the horizontal axis is now the date the check was cashed. I believe that this will make it easier for you to find out where your application fits into the picture. Just scan the horizontal axis until you get to the date your check was cashed, then scan up to see what sort of wait times are being reported by people that entered the process at about the same time.
If your "check cashed" date is after February 2012, you'll note that there's much (or any!) data when you scan up. All you can do in that case is hope that the trend line holds and wait for more data.