Andrew Flowers is the lead labor economist at Appcast, the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services. He also serves as the director of research at Recruitonomics, an insights hub powered by Appcast, designed to help business leaders stay on top of the evolving labor market. He leads a team of economists who produce data-driven research that aims to bring clarity to the chaos of a changing economic landscape.
A recognized expert on economic policy, the U.S. labor market and macroeconomy, Flowers is frequently interviewed by leading media outlets – such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NPR’s Marketplace and Business Insider. With nearly 15 years of experience, he has produced more than 50 economic research reports throughout his career.
Prior to joining Appcast in 2021, Flowers spent nearly three years at Indeed.com as an economist at its global research institute, the Hiring Lab. Before that, he was the quantitative editor and an economics writer at FiveThirtyEight, a premier media destination for data-driven coverage of politics and sports. Flowers began his career as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he analyzed macroeconomic and financial data, produced reports and briefed its president, board of directors and other stakeholders on economic and financial conditions in the U.S. and abroad.
Flowers holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago. He was part of a team that was the recipient of the 2017 National Institute for Health Care Management’s Healthcare Digital Media Award and served on an advisory committee for the National Association for Business Economics. Flowers currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.