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 10/21/16

This week’s labor market news on the gender pay gap, robots and the need to innovate.

Welcome back to The 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.

Here are our picks for this week:

The Third Debate

Wednesday night’s Presidential debate was more about actual policy …

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The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/14/16

This week’s labor market news on the trouble with male unemployment, the changing nature of the firm and more.

Welcome back to The 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.

Here are our picks for this week:

Happy Gig Workers

A new study of “independent workers” — who “assemble …

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The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/7/16

This week’s labor market news on the fate of blue collar workers and tax on robots

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

Here are our picks for this week:

The Manufacturing “Obsession”

Why do politicians talk so much about manufacturing …

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Solid Jobs Report — But Not for the Least Educated

Indeed September Jobs

The September jobs report was solid, with employment growth of 156,000 just shy of expectations, and unemployment was nearly steady. Even better, the employment-population ratio for adults 25-54 jumped back up in September to 78.0%, tied for a post-recession high and up from 77.3% a year ago.

However, the national headline numbers can mask huge variations in the labor market. …

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The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 9/30/16

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

Welcome to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s new weekly round-up, highlighting research, news, and perspectives on the labor market and the future of work.

Starting today, every Friday morning we’ll share a set of links that grabbed our attention in the past week. They might be wonky academic research, intriguing opinions, recent data releases, or in-depth features — anything …

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