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

The Top 10 States Most (and Least) Affected by the New Federal Overtime Rules

Indeed looks at the impact of new federal overtime rules will have on different states.

Last week, the federal government unveiled new overtime rules for full-time salaried employees. As of December 1, anyone in that category making up to $47,476 a year will be eligible for overtime pay, and the Department of Labor projects that 4.2 million people will receive a boost to their incomes as a result.

This new threshold more than doubles the …

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US Jobs Report: Continued Employer Demand Fuels Rise in Job Opportunities Outside the Big Cities

Indeed chief economist weighs in on this month's jobs numbers ahead of the US jobs report on Friday.

So far, 2016 has been a strong year for the US labor market, with 628,000 jobs added in the first quarter. This follows the steady trend of gains seen in recent years, and we expect Friday’s jobs report from the federal government will show this growth continuing into the second quarter of 2016, as employer demand for workers remains robust.…

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Why Administrative Professionals Day Matters—and Why These Jobs Are Hard to Get

Administrative professionals' day is a time to reflect on the crucial importance of these roles in any office

Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day—a time to thank the people who manage the big schedules and the big egos but often don’t get the big paychecks. From Indeed’s perspective, it’s also a time to ask: just how sought after are administrative roles in the age of organization apps and shared calendars?

The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is that “administrative assistant” continues …

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