Martha Gimbel

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Martha Gimbel

Martha Gimbel

Martha Gimbel is the Research Director for the Hiring Lab. Previously she was the Research Director and Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill, a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Labor, and an economist at the Council of Economic Advisers focusing on labor market issues. She has an undergraduate degree from Brown University, where she studied classics and economics, and a master's degree from the University of California, San Diego in economics.


State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report: Sinking Retail (Not the Weather) Contributed to Dip in Payroll Growth

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Retail trade had a strong first half of the year, but has slowed down in recent months.


State of the Labor Market

September Jobs Report Preview: Which Industries Have Prospered in the Decade Since the Financial Crisis?

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September marked the tenth anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers. The country plunged into the […]


Occupation Spotlight

How Has the Financial Industry Shifted Since Lehman Brothers?

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While New York’s prominence is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon, other localities are luring finance jobs to new places.


State of the Labor Market

August Jobs Report: Wage Growth Where It Matters Most

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Low- and middle-wage industries saw wage growth pick up this month. Overall, the report shows the continued strength of this recovery.


State of the Labor Market

August Jobs Report Preview: Wage Growth in Middle-Wage Industries Picking Up

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Nominal wage growth has been bouncing around 2.7% since 2016, and the question remains when wage […]


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