This report offers extensive information on job opportunities for Ph.d. economists. The good news: most of us are getting jobs. The average starting salary is just over $62,000. Macro and international are the fields most in demand. For 2003-4 there is one job in method/history of economic thought and a supply of ten in that same field. 91 percent of all schools pay moving expenses for newly hired professors. See the link for many more facts of this nature. Thanks to Newmarksdoor.com, an excellent economics blog, for the link.