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

December Jobs Report: Slower Job Growth Is No Cause for Alarm

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Indeed Chief Economist reviews the December Jobs Report from 2017.


State of the Labor Market

November Jobs Report: Employment Gains Widely Shared

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The November jobs report showed that the labor market has strength and momentum. It’s not just […]


State of the Labor Market

The U.S. Labor Market: 2017 Review and Outlook

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The US labor market forged ahead in 2017. Job growth was strong and steady after accounting […]


State of the Labor Market

October Jobs Report: The Job Gains Streak Is Back, but Wages Miss

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The streak is back. With the upward revision of September payrolls into positive territory, October’s job […]


State of the Labor Market

New Job Growth Projections Point to Increasing Polarization

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A new BLS report projects fast growth in healthcare, clean energy, and computer and mathematical jobs, but losses in manufacturing jobs. These shifts may widen existing economic and geographic gaps in the U.S. labor market.


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