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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.


“Everywhere Jobs” and the Red-Blue Divide: Does What You Do Decide Where You Live?

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Your job might determine where you live, and where you live might decide what work you […]


How the Jobs That Immigrants Do Are Changing

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Immigration was one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 presidential campaign. President-elect Trump pledged […]


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.


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 […]


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.