Economics of Philosophers
Currently, for every nationally advertised position for teaching philosophy at the college level there are between 200 and 400 [600?] applicants.
"In Philosophy [at the University of Chicago] we often have 200 or 300 applications for a single position." -- Dan Garber, "Concerned Friends' errors disconcerting," The Chicago Maroon, February 16, 1999.
"We received nearly six hundred applications for the position [assistant professor] . . ." Gary L. Hagberg, Professor of Philosophy, Chair, Search Committee, Bard College, Dec. 20, 2001.