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.


State of the Labor Market

2019 US Labor Market Review and Outlook: A Slowdown, but Workers Still Gaining

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Employment growth has slowed in 2019 and may do so again in 2020.


International

Job Search Behavior Changes as US Work Visa Requirements Tighten

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The tightening of US national borders has had an impact on the job market.


State of the Labor Market

Where Salaries Go Furthest in 2019: The Small-City Advantage

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For most jobs, salaries are higher in smaller metros after accounting for the cost of living.


State of the Labor Market

What Happens When the Good Times End?

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Today unemployment is lower, wage growth is higher, and job growth is just about as strong as a year ago. So why have recession fears increased?


State of the Labor Market

4 Strategies for Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

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With so many opportunities for job seekers, recruiting and hiring pose new challenges for employers.


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