How Trump and Clinton Supporters are Doing in Today’s Labor Market
Several key job-market measures — like the broader unemployment rate and median wages — have improved more since January for Clinton supporters. But Trump supporters still have a lower unemployment rate and higher wages than Clinton supporters, as they did before the election.
Those are the main findings from new Hiring Lab research, published in the New York Times today. It’s our own analysis of the official data that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses to report unemployment and earnings. All the methodological details are here.
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.