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.
The trend in job postings was 34% lower than in 2019 as of May 29 — the fourth week of gradual improvement.
The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically impacted the world on every level. In this on-demand Q&A, Indeed's Chief Economist Jed Kolko speaks with Indeed COO Dave O'Neil to break down the economic effects we’ve seen as a result of the outbreak.
The trend in job postings was 35% lower than in 2019 as of May 22 — the third week of improvement.
The trend in job postings was 37% lower than in 2019 as of May 15 — the second week of improvement.
The trend in job postings was 39% lower than in 2019 as of May 8 — a slight improvement over the May 1 number.
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