The Workweek: Jan. 20, 2017

This week’s Workweek picks include a story from the Harvard Business Review on why trade, offshoring, and immigration get more political attention than automation does. An article by the Pro-Market Blog discusses how the share of total income going to workers has fallen for decades while wages haven’t grown as fast as productivity has, and why. The U.S. Council of Economic Advisors share the best current indicator of how the economy is doing. FiveThirtyEight explores if the economy helped Trump win.

The Workweek is a weekly roundup written mostly by’s chief economist Jed Kolko that highlights the latest research, news, and perspectives around the labor market. In addition to working with Indeed, Jed also pulled together all the research and data for the Shift Commission.


Kristin Sharp directs New America's Initiative on Work, Workers, and Technology. In 2016, she co-founded and ran Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, a joint project of New America and Bloomberg.