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.


Share of US labor force working part-time

State of the Labor Market

October Jobs Report Preview: Many of Today’s Part-Time Workers Are Hoping to Find Full-Time Jobs

Share of US labor force working part-time
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Does the increased share of workers in part-time employment reflect a structural shift in the economy?


Payroll growth excluding weather-sensitive areas

State of the Labor Market

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

Payroll growth excluding weather-sensitive areas
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Retail trade had a strong first half of the year, but has slowed down in recent months.


Industry changes since August 2018

State of the Labor Market

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

Industry changes since August 2018
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This Friday, we’ll be looking to see whether industries that have registered good growth continue to dominate the jobs numbers.


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

The US Labor Market Is Changing Fast—but Job Seekers Are Keeping Up

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The distribution of jobs in 2018 is nearly 25% different than it was just four years ago.


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