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.


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.


Hourly Earnings, Year-Over-Year September US

State of the Labor Market

August Jobs Report: Wage Growth Where It Matters Most

Hourly Earnings, Year-Over-Year September US
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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.


Hourly Earnings, year-over-year

State of the Labor Market

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

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


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.


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