We're less than two months from the fall JFP. It seems to me that this year will be about the same as last year. I don't think things will be worse--the financial situation at my school has not deteriorated in the past year, at least. But although I've heard rumors that the recession is officially over, I don't think things have really improved or anything. From where I sit, things look no better now than they did a year ago. I am anticipating a very tough job-market season in which not many searches are cancelled, but in which not many searches are conducted.
Anyways, that's my prediction. What say you, Smokers?