About Sarah Overmyer

Sarah Overmyer

Sarah Overmyer is a writer and researcher at Indeed. She holds her Master's in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin and has a background in research, education and psychology.

Recent Articles by Sarah

Ask the Indeed Economist: Which Job Sectors Have Fared Better During Coronavirus?

Which job sectors have fared better during coronavirus?

Last week, the U.S. received a shock when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly jobs report: Within a month, the unemployment rate had jumped by more than 10%, from 4.4% in March to 14.7% in April. 

April’s unemployment rate was the highest on record since the BLS started publishing the statistic in 1948. Economists are still …

Read the full article »

The State of Essential Jobs During COVID-19

Essential jobs during COVID-19

On March 19, California did something that even weeks prior would have seemed out of a science fiction novel: it ordered all of the state’s nearly 40 million residents to shelter in place. As the coronavirus spread, residents were told to leave their homes only for necessities like groceries and walks for exercise, and to maintain a 6-foot distance from …

Read the full article »

Searches for Remote Work Surge on Indeed: Analyzing the Trend

remote work

As the coronavirus has spread, work has changed for many people. Prior to the outbreak, 29% of employees had the option to work from home. But in an ever-growing number of cities and states, quarantine restrictions mean that only “essential workers,” such as health care personnel and grocery store employees, can leave their homes to perform their jobs.

This leaves …

Read the full article »