Jed Kolko is Chief Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab. Previously he was Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate marketplace. He has also led research teams at the Public Policy Institute of California and at Forrester Research. Jed specializes in using large-scale proprietary and publicly available datasets to uncover insights about labor markets, the future of work, demographics, housing markets, and urban trends. He earned his B.A. in Social Studies and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.
A new BLS report projects fast growth in healthcare, clean energy, and computer and mathematical jobs, but losses in manufacturing jobs. These shifts may widen existing economic and geographic gaps in the U.S. labor market.
September Jobs Report: Hurricanes Kept Workers at Home, but Broader Unemployment Rate at Ten-Year Low
Read Indeed Chief Economist Jed Kolko's review of the September Jobs Report.
Broader unemployment rate and median wages have improved more since January for Clinton supporters.
According to Indeed Chief Economist Jed Kolko, August job gains were led by mining, construction, and manufacturing, three blue-collar industries.