About Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and a senior fellow of the Indeed Hiring Lab, the research arm of the world's #1 job site. Her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting labor market and other macroeconomic trends for different countries. 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.

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Recent Articles by Tara

The Relationship Between Job Creation and Interest Rates, Explained

Back in December 2015, everyone watching the labor market was also watching the Federal Reserve. Specifically, we were watching to see if the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates for the first time since 2006.

The Fed did raise rates by the close of the year—citing jobs gains, rising incomes and progress towards economic recovery to back that decision. And …

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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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U.S. 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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