Now that the hiring season is winding down, I compared this year's jobs thread with last year's. This year, so far, we have 94 listings. Last year's thread contained about 122 by this time. Some listings list more than one job, and I did not go through and count each one. And because of the Rusty Jones Affair, there are likely some hirings that did not get posted this year. But this seems pretty bad. On the other hand, 2008's thread had a total of 110, 107 by this time. But '07's had 154 and just over 140 by this time.