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Daniel Zhao

Economist and Data Scientist

Daniel Zhao is an economist and data scientist at Glassdoor. As a member of the Economic Research team, he is passionate about doing research that makes recruiting more efficient, unbiased and transparent for both employers and job seekers. At Glassdoor, he has also worked on improving the user experience for Glassdoor’s consumer jobs product and mobile app. Prior to joining Glassdoor, Daniel worked on email personalization as a data scientist at Wayfair in Boston. He holds a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College.

Demand for Cannabis Talent Heats Up

January 30, 2019
Key Findings As state-level legalization of cannabis spreads across the United States, employers in the cannabis industry have rapidly expanded hiring even in t…

Local Pay Reports: Pay Growth Steady At 2.3 Percent In January

January 29, 2019
Wage growth has started 2019 at a healthy pace, sustaining the positive trend seen in 2018. The latest edition of the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports shows that med…

Government Shutdown Driving Both Current and Aspiring Federal Workers Away

January 24, 2019
Key Findings More federal workers are looking for new jobs as the government shutdown drags on. Since January 11, when government workers missed their first pay…

Local Pay Reports: Pay Growth Eases To 2.3 Percent in December

January 2, 2019
As 2018 draws to a close, wage growth has eased to a slower but healthy pace, bookending a year of accelerating wage growth for the American worker. The latest …

Local Pay Reports: Pay Growth Reaches 2.6 Percent in November

December 4, 2018
As the end of the year approaches, wage growth for American workers is surging ahead at a robust pace. The latest edition of the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports sho…

Local Pay Reports: Pay Growth Hits 2.4 Percent in October

October 29, 2018
As the November midterm elections approach, wage growth for American workers is holding strong. The latest edition of the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports shows that…

The Rise of Bitcoin & Blockchain: A Growing Demand for Talent

October 18, 2018
Key Findings As Bitcoin has captured the public interest over the past year, companies have rapidly invested in hiring for roles related to Bitcoin and blockcha…

Local Pay Reports: Pay Growth Tops 2.6 Percent in September

October 1, 2018
Strong wage growth for American workers is the theme for September. The latest Glassdoor Local Pay Report revealed that median base pay for full-time workers in…