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.
Indeed job postings in the US are twice as likely to mention remote work now than before the pandemic, though opportunities during the crisis have leaned toward positions that can't be done remotely.
US job postings on Indeed.com on March 12 were 8.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Gains accelerated in the past week.
US job postings on Indeed.com on February 26 were 5.7% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Steady improvement continues.
US job postings on Indeed.com on February 12 were 3.9% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Good news: gains have accelerated.
US job postings on Indeed.com on January 29 were 0.7% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline, as slow improvement continued. But postings in some sectors, like hospitality & tourism, remain far behind.
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