AT A GLANCE

  • Hiring in October 2017 was 24.1% higher than in 2016
  • “Politic” skills are in high demand at tech companies, NGOs, and universities
  • The top cities for losing workers due to outward migration are Hartford, Norfolk and Providence. 

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December 04, 2017

Insights from LinkedIn’s Workforce Report

Today, over 143 million American workers have LinkedIn profiles and 20,000 American companies use LinkedIn to recruit. This allows LinkedIn to publish a report providing unique insights on U.S. workforce trends. The LinkedIn Workforce Report is a monthly report on employment trends in the American workforce; the November edition looks at the most recent data from October 2017.

Here are some of the key insights from the report:

  • Hiring in October 2017 was 24.1% higher than in the previous year. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring were oil and energy (33.0% higher), manufacturing and industrial (26.3% higher), and architecture and engineering (23.3% higher).
  • “Politics” skills, which include grassroots organizing, political campaigns, elections, international relations, political communication, and economic development, were in high demand at tech companies, NGOs, and universities. The top functions were in community and social services, education, and business development.
  • Hartford, Norfolk and Providence topped LinkedIn’s list of cities losing the most workers to outward migration. These cities share an overabundance of workers with skills in education and teaching, healthcare management and construction. These same skills are in high demand in other U.S. cities, such as Boston, Denver, Austin, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C.

Cities with the Largest Skills Gap

Source: LinkedIn


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