Get back to Rare Earth: more on "Intelligent Design"; catch up on arXiv and expound on wonders of current research...
In the mean time... Many Moons ago, a clever young student named Pat Hall (later postdoc, and now Prof Hall) used the web to post Astro Job Rumours. It was a decorous and useful page, basically listing the nominally public information of the status of jobs in astronomy, especially postdoc positions; it told us when short lists were assembled, letters sent out, interviews done, offers made and accepted. Useful for gaming job offers and applications. All anonymous.
Sometime later a new, more aggressive job rumour page appeared, naming names New Astro Rumours. Much read, and the id of the owner much speculated upon (we all have our theories, and as with "guessing the referee" almost all are wrong. Though recent info correlated well with the travel schedule of a major suspect, busted!?).
The page is fascinating, no matter which side of the game you're on (looking for job, or hiring). It is sometimes incorrect, occasionally badly so (claiming someone is in play who isn't, or that a job is gone when it is still open); and often frighteningly accurate. It is gamed - applicants leak info to make themselves look more sought after; departments leak info to leverage jobs or to manipulate applicants. And people just like to gossip.
It also shows some of the structure of the market - the tendency for a small number of currently "hot" candidates to get multiple offers (this typically only lasts one year, enjoy it when it is your turn, don't expect to be so hot next year); the associated bidding instability (cf Mirrlees microeconomic theories, or the "Baseball Player Instability"), and the ratio of positions to applicants.
At a glance, fair number of postdocs this year, but with structural problems (eg the loss of STIS badly hurt optical spectroscopy people; sky survey folks are doing well; if you do mid-IR you are good; exoplanets doing well, but not as well as they should, maybe some protection of all-fields positions by extragalactic types; high energy, touch'n'go still).
Faculty positions, looks like a shortage, lots of senior level moves, searches cancelled, multiple positions and offers. We're hitting the demographic hump from the previous wave of expansion; but this is very sensitive to macroeconomic; if the economy sneezed all the universities will snap into a hiring freeze again. Elephant in the corner is whether the UC campuses will move to replace people on schedule; they represent 10-20% of all potential positions. I don't know if there are that many independently wealthy millionaries in astronomy (see California Housing Prices... - I'm only half joking).
Other possible trend that might surface is what has happened in Europe - universities abandon low demand niche fields like astronomy, and it ceases to be done at some of the (few) universities currently offering it, with even more concentration in the top 20-40 institutions that survive. That would increase statistical noise in the hiring process, because year-to-year hiring would be correlated. Could be interesting times ahead.