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.

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

Recent Articles by Tara

The Millennial Advantage: How This Determined Generation Will Succeed

Indeed Chief Economist Tara Sinclair explains how millennials will yet succeed in the new economy.

By some measures, millennials are now the largest generation in today’s workforce. And as baby boomers retire, this younger generation will dominate even more. For years, popular discourse on millennials was full of worry. Their early working lives were shaped by the recession, not always able to find jobs that matched their skill level, past experience or future goals. …

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Friday’s Jobs Numbers Preview: Is the Economy Slowing Down or Gearing Up?

Indeed's Retail Job Seeker Interest Score shows that candidates are less interested in retail jobs than they were last year, a trend being felt by employers in multiple sectors.

Last month’s job gains disappointed, with the US economy creating only 142,000 jobs in September and average monthly job growth for the year to date sitting at 198,000, down from 260,000 in 2014.

Early forecasts are slightly above last month, which would be great numbers if we were at the labor force participation rate seen before the Great Recession. Unfortunately, …

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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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