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.


March Jobs Report: Keep Calm and This Time, Blame the Weather

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Stay calm. The March jobs report was just fine, and better than it looks at first […]


State of the Labor Market

February Jobs Report: Almost Nobody Left Behind

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The payroll gain was the largest in over a year, as the booming labor market brought more people back to work.


Occupation Spotlight

Steel, Aluminum Tariffs and Jobs: What Could Happen?

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President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has injected uncertainty into the labor market. What could happen?


State of the Labor Market

January Jobs Report: Even the Bad News Wasn’t So Bad

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Job gains have accelerated, led by blue-collar sectors.


State of the Labor Market

The Job Market is Bucking America’s Polarization Trend

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In Trump's first year, the job market brought reason to cheer in both red and blue America.


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