Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko

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.


State of the Labor Market

October Jobs Report: The Job Gains Streak Is Back, but Wages Miss

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The streak is back. With the upward revision of September payrolls into positive territory, October’s job […]


State of the Labor Market

New Job Growth Projections Point to Increasing Polarization

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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.


State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report: Hurricanes Kept Workers at Home, but Broader Unemployment Rate at Ten-Year Low

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Read Indeed Chief Economist Jed Kolko's review of the September Jobs Report.


Occupation Spotlight, Regional

Where Tech Salaries Go Furthest, 2017

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Indeed Chief Economist Jed Kolko provides insight into where your tech salaries will go the furthest in the U.S. cities.


Demographics, State of the Labor Market

How Trump and Clinton Supporters are Doing in Today’s Labor Market

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Broader unemployment rate and median wages have improved more since January for Clinton supporters.


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