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The number of jobs in higher education fell 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, dropping about 10,500 jobs, according to the higher education employment report from job search site HigherEdJobs. The number of jobs in higher education has now declined for two consecutive quarters after several consecutive quarters of steady but modest increases, the report found.
Two areas experienced declines in job postings: the East North Central dropped by 3.1 percent and the East South Central declined by 1.9 percent.
The West region experienced the greatest increase in the number of higher education job postings in the second quarter due to strong growth in the Pacific area, which experienced a 35.8 percent increase in advertised job postings.
The report analyzes job-posting data from roughly 850 colleges and universities that have continuously subscribed to the company’s unlimited posting plan since January 2009, as well as data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.