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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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Coronavirus and US Job Postings Through October 16: Data from Indeed.com

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The trend in job postings was 15.3% lower than in 2019 as of October 16, an uptick from last week’s trend.


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Jobs, Coronavirus, and Partisanship on the Eve of the Election

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Coronavirus has taken a bigger toll on blue America while boosting support for tariffs, universal healthcare, and universal basic income.


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Coronavirus and US Job Postings Through October 9: Data from Indeed.com

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The trend in job postings was 16.5% lower than in 2019 as of October 9, with no improvement over last week.


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Coronavirus and US Job Postings Through October 2: Data from Indeed.com

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The trend in job postings was 16.4% lower than in 2019 as of October 2 — the smallest gap with last year’s trend since late March.


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Coronavirus and US Job Postings Through September 25: Data from Indeed.com

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The trend in job postings was 17.5% lower than in 2019 as of September 25 — the smallest gap with last year’s trend since late March.