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

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.


Occupation Spotlight

Tech Hubs 2019: Tech Still Clustered in Top Hubs, but Smaller Centers Have Advantages

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Key points: The leading tech hubs increased their dominant share of job postings, with San Jose […]


Robot taking job

Demographics, State of the Labor Market

Who’s Afraid of Automation?

Robot taking job
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People are worried that robots will take our jobs. Some 60% of American adults think robots, […]


Hiring Tips from Tech Recruitment

State of the Labor Market

2018 US Labor Market Review and Outlook: When and How Will Good Times End?

Hiring Tips from Tech Recruitment
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2018 has been a banner year for the job market. A big question for 2019 is whether this long recovery will end during the year. The more important question is whether the end—whenever it comes—will be graceful or ugly.


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