About Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, where he leads the research division, the Hiring Lab. Previously he was Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate marketplace. He has also led research teams at the Public Policy Institute of California and at Forrester Research. Jed specializes in using large-scale proprietary and publicly available datasets to uncover insights about labor markets, the future of work, demographics, housing markets, and urban trends. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, FiveThirtyEight, Wonkblog, and Bloomberg View, and has authored a dozen academic articles. He earned his A.B. in Social Studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University and lives in San Francisco.

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Recent Articles by Jed

The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 4/14/17

This week’s labor market news: global gig work, unstructured job interviews, and tuition grants with strings attached.

Here’s the latest Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives that made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work.

These are our picks for this week:

Different Challenges for Global Gig Workers

A study of online gig workers in …

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The Fastest-Growing Traditionally Male Jobs

Indeed Senior Economist Jed Kolko discusses fastest-growing traditionally male jobs and more

Much of the labor market is segregated by gender. More than one-third of men (36%) work in occupations that are at least 80% male, and 31% of women work in occupations that are at least 80% female, according to the U.S. Census. The labor market continues to shift away from traditionally male jobs toward traditionally female jobs: the two broad …

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The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 3/17/17

This week’s labor market news on US growth, the gender pay gap, jobs of the future and more.

Here’s the latest Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives that made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work.

These are our picks for this week:

Attacking Official Jobs Data

Last weekend, the current U.S. budget director said that …

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New BLS Data Show Bounceback for Job and Wage Growth in Large Metros; Rural Areas Lag

The strong national economic recovery in recent years hides big differences across local labor markets. Today unemployment ranges from less than three percent in some states to more than six percent in others. Many downtowns have seen a revival, luring both educated young adults and some corporate headquarters back to city centers. The gap between rich and poor metros is …

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