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 3/17/17

This week’s labor market news, about elevator operators, personal thermostats, and moving home.

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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The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 2/17/17

This week’s labor market news on immigration, remote work, and lessons from history.

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:

The Effect of H-1B Visas

One possible change to U.S. immigration policy might …

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“Everywhere Jobs” and the Red-Blue Divide: Does What You Do Decide Where You Live?

Indeed senior economist Jed Kolko provides insight on everywhere jobs

Your job might determine where you live, and where you live might decide what work you do. Many jobs and industries cluster in specific places. We all know that movies are in Los Angeles, finance is in New York, and oil drilling is wherever the oil is, but other industries have traditionally clustered as well— like carpet-making in northern Georgia

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How the Jobs That Immigrants Do Are Changing

Indeed chief economist Jed Kolko takes a look at the jobs immigrants do—and how they are changing.

Immigration was one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 presidential campaign. President-elect Trump pledged both to deport unauthorized immigrants and to restrict future immigration in order to “put American workers first.” And these promises resonated: support for Trump was stronger in areas with fewer immigrants but larger recent increases in the local immigrant population, and Trump …

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