Jacob Channel

Senior Economist

Jacob Channel is the Senior Economist for LendingTree where he conducts studies on a wide variety of subjects related to the U.S. housing market as well as provides general macroeconomic analysis.

Jacob joined LendingTree in 2018 as an intern before moving into his current position. His work has been featured in major publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, and CNBC and he has appeared as a guest on Cheddar TV and Yahoo Finance.

He earned his BA and MA in Economics from the New School and is based out of New York City.

Jacob can be reached at [email protected]

Articles by Jacob Channel

From Being in the Military to Tending Bar, These Are the Types of Jobs and Individual Occupations With the Highest Divorce Rates

Divorce is often a difficult process, both emotionally and financially. Not only can figuring out what to do after you and your spouse split up... read more

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Homeless in the U.S. — Here’s Where Homelessness Is Most, Least Common

Though estimates are constantly in flux, the latest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data indicates there are more than 575,000 people in... read more

16 Million Homes Are Vacant in the U.S. — Here Are the States With the Highest Vacancy Rates

Even in the face of rising mortgage rates and stagnating construction numbers, the housing market is still scorching hot. Because of this, it may be... read more

Even in the Face of Rising Home Prices, Multigenerational Households Haven’t Spiked in Popularity

It’s no secret that home prices have been on the rise over the past several years. So it may be tempting to assume that a... read more

Where Small Business Cost Increases Will Hurt Consumers the Most

The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, but the economy is on relatively solid ground at the moment. The unemployment rate is low — even if... read more

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