Here to Help: Making Sense of COVID-19 and the Labor Market
November 13, 2020
In Here to Help, we’ll take a closer look at how working teams have responded to COVID-19, and adapted to the many changes it has brought to the world of work. The series features deep-dive conversations between CEO Chris Hyams and other leaders at Indeed, addressing the impact and complexities of this truly unique situation. What exactly do economists do? They create models based on past relationships between economic variables and build plausible theories about how forces inter-relate. They help explain how inputs — a change in oil prices, a rise in taxes — affect outputs, like unemployment or GDP. And when a variable as rare and unpredictable as a pandemic arises, economists must also harness the power of imagination. In this episode of Here to Help, host Dave O’Neil, Indeed’s COO, is joined by Jed Kolko, Indeed’s Chief Economist, who helps us understand the imagination, trends and data his team uses to make sense of COVID-19’s global impact on jobs and the economy.