The Latest Jobs Data From MLA

March 19, 2010

The Modern Language Association on Thursday released revised projections on the job market for the year, and while the MLA is still projecting a terrible year, it might not be as terrible as it appeared in December. At that time, the association expected this academic year to see a decline of 35 percent from last year in positions in English language and literature listed with the association, while positions in languages other than English were expected to fall 39 percent. Now, the MLA is projecting a 28 percent drop for English and a 27 percent drop for foreign languages.

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