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.


Demographics, State of the Labor Market

At Midterms, Republicans and Likely Voters More Upbeat About Job Market

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There's little common ground on how Republicans and Democrats view the labor market and what policies they support, according to new survey findings. But when rating their own personal circumstances, the big divide is not partisan loyalties, but likelihood to vote.


State of the Labor Market

The Labor Market Recovery Crosses Partisan Lines

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Under Trump, the labor market has improved at broadly the same pace as in the last year-and-a-half of the Obama administration. Both red and blue America have shared the benefits.


Regional, State of the Labor Market

US Cities Where Salaries Go Furthest: 2018

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Money isn't everything. Local markets with the highest adjusted salaries tend to have higher unemployment and weaker future job prospects.


Regional, State of the Labor Market

The Tight Labor Markets People Aren’t Moving To

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Metros with lower unemployment rates tend to attract more workers—unless those markets have high housing costs or uncertain future job prospects.


Regional

The Jobs Priced out of Expensive Metros

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Construction, logistics, and call-center jobs are missing from expensive metros. But pricey metros have more than their share of tech, science, and high-end service jobs.


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