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.
US job postings on Indeed.com on June 4 were 28.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Human resources jobs have increased dramatically.
Job search activity rose, relative to the national trend, in states that announced they'll prematurely end federal unemployment insurance benefits.
US job postings on Indeed.com on May 21 were 25.9% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline, unchanged from the previous week.
US job postings on Indeed.com on May 7 were 23.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline, essentially unchanged from the previous week.
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