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

July Jobs Report: 157,000 Is Still a Solid Number

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While job growth in July was lower than expected, there is no need to panic - 157,000 is still a good number, and this solid jobs report continues the longest streak of job growth on record.


State of the Labor Market

Strong Job Growth in 2018 Reflects Continued Strength in Manufacturing, Retail Rebound

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A retail jobs bounce-back in 2018 has helped drive brisk job growth this year.


Occupation Spotlight

The Fastest Growing Job Searches in America

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Budtender, drone pilot, catastrophe adjuster -- these are some of the unusual positions among the fastest growing job searches on Indeed compared to a year earlier.



State of the Labor Market

The Recovery Is Not Yet Complete

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Although the unemployment rate is at record lows, other measures of worker well-being┬áhave not recovered as […]


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