About Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and economist at Indeed. Her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting labor market and other macroeconomic trends for different countries. As Indeed's Chief Economist Tara is developing original research using proprietary Indeed data combined with publicly available data to uncover exclusive insights on the labor market.

In addition to her academic work, Tara is frequently invited to brief media on economic and labor trends as well as offer commentary in mainstream media. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and has appeared on CNN, C-Span, NPR, Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio and TV, and many other local and international news programs.

Tara can be found on Indeed Resume, Twitter, and Google+.

Recent Articles by Tara

4 Things Employers Need to Know About Labor Force Participation

Labor participation rates are at historic lows. What does that mean for employers? Indeed Chief Economist Tara M. Sinclair explains.

Today’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the labor force participation rate—which measures both employed people and unemployed people who are actively looking for a job—is at 62.6%, unchanged from last month.

So, even though job growth continues at a steady pace, we’re still seeing labor force participation stuck below 63%, a rate not seen since …

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What the September Jobs Report Means for Retail Employers

What does the latest BLS jobs report mean for business?

Following August’s weak job creation, many expected that hiring would rebound in September — a response to increased confidence in the economic recovery. Today’s jobs report reveals that rebound was even better than expected.

Payroll employment is up by 248,000 and the unemployment rate is below 6% for the first time in over 6 years, meaning that consumer confidence …

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Low Local Unemployment Attracts Job Seekers from Neighboring States


Across the country, local economies range from rural to urban, tech-centric to industrial, and everything in between. From state to state, labor markets offer diverse options to workers of all kinds. Recently released unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the variation in unemployment rates nationwide, providing a look at what those markets look like in each state.…

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