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Jed Kolko

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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.


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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through August 27

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US job postings on Indeed.com on August 27 were 39.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings rose in occupations where employees can work from home.


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Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through August 13

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US job postings on Indeed.com on August 13 were 36.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings have slipped in construction and loading & stocking.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through July 30: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on July 30 were 35.2% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Job postings fell in sectors that make and move things, and employer urgency has slipped a bit.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through July 16: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on July 16 were 36.5% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Increasingly, postings mention urgency and hiring incentives.


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The Impact of Coronavirus on US Job Postings Through June 18: Data from Indeed.com

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US job postings on Indeed.com on June 18 were 30.5% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Human resources jobs have increased dramatically.