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

The U.S. Labor Market: End-of-Year Review and Outlook

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As 2016 draws to a close, Indeed chief economist Jed Kolko takes a look at the performance of the US labor this year and looks to the future.


International, Regional

Job Search Out of the U.S. Surged After the Election and Remains Elevated

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During the bitter and divisive presidential campaign, many wondered, threatened, or promised to move to Canada […]


State of the Labor Market

October Jobs Report Shows Labor Market at Strongest Point Since Recession

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The October jobs report shows that the labor market is clearly at its strongest point since […]


Occupation Spotlight

Early-Bird Jobs: Who Goes to Work in the Dark — and Who Gets to Sleep In

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As the days shorten, Indeed chief economist Jed Kolko shares which occupations are for early birds and which are for later risers.


Indeed September Jobs

Demographics, State of the Labor Market

Solid Jobs Report — But Not for the Least Educated

Indeed September Jobs
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Overall, the September jobs report was solid but uneven. The best news was the return of the prime-age employment/population ratio to its post-recession high.


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