The U.S. Is Facing a Critical Skills Shortage, Reskilling Can Be Part of the Solution

We are in the midst of a widespread economic shift. Artificial intelligence, widening skills gaps, and the rise of independent workers will dramatically impact the way we work. Although meaningful change may feel like it’s a long ways off, a recent McKinsey report estimates 50% of today’s jobs are susceptible to artificial intelligence capabilities that are already in the market. While these shifts are looming, there are proactive steps professionals can take to build the skills they need to...

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Hiring Keeps Up the Pace Through March: LinkedIn Workforce Report April 2018

In March, hiring across the U.S. was 19.3% higher than in March 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring was 3.1% higher in March than in February 2018. Hiring has been slightly better through the start of 2018 than it was in the second half of 2017, but year-over-year comparisons will become more challenging as we move into spring, when hiring skyrocketed last year. In line with national hiring trends, the industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in March were financial services &...

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Hiring Remains Strong After January’s Spike: LinkedIn Workforce Report March 2018

In February, hiring across the U.S. was 20.1% higher than in February 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring was 8.5% lower in February than in January 2018, indicating that January’s spike in hiring was probably a one-off. That said, February’s decline merely brought hiring flows back into line with their elevated level during the second half of 2017.

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Hiring Trends up from This Time Last Year: LinkedIn Workforce Report February 2018

In January, hiring across the U.S. was 13.0% higher than in January 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring was 10.9% higher in January than in December 2017—making January 2018 the strongest month for hiring since May 2017. While it is too early to tell if this hiring spike is attributed to increased confidence from the new tax bill, the industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increase in January were manufacturing and industrial (15.5% higher); aerospace, automotive, and transportation...

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Hiring Still Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report January 2018

Hiring still strong, up 24.2% YoY in December. The industries with the biggest YoY hiring increases in December were financial services and insurance (up 23.1%); aerospace, automotive, and transportation (up 22.2%), and architecture and engineering (up 21.1%).

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Hiring Trends Stay Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report December 2017

Since skyrocketing this past May, hiring in 2017 has stayed consistently strong, without great variation month over month. Year-to-date, U.S. hiring has, on average, been 10.4% higher in 2017 than in 2016. In November, hiring across the U.S. was 26.0% higher than in November 2016.

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Hiring Continues to Climb: LinkedIn Workforce Report November 2017

The LinkedIn Workforce Report is our monthly report on hiring, skills, and migration trends in the U.S. The latest report shows that hiring continues strong through October. Hiring across the U.S. was 24.1% higher this October versus October 2016. At tech companies and NGOs, politics-related skills are in high demand. Outside of state capitals, where state governments dominate the hiring scene, tech companies and NGOs are top employers hiring people with “politics” skills—which range from...

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Hiring Remains Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report October 2017

Hiring across the U.S. was 19.8% higher this September versus September 2016. The crunch for construction workers intensifies in the Southeast. Growth in Nashville’s tech sector outpaces supply of skilled workers.

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Hiring Trends up from This Time Last Year: LinkedIn Workforce Report September 2017

In this month's LinkedIn Workforce Report, we take a look at hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the United States, as well as localized employment trends in 20 U.S. cities. Hiring is up 7.2% from last August. Detroit has rebounded from its unemployment crisis and has a burgeoning tech sector. And fast-growing city economies are creating new travel destinations - and new demand for people with travel and hospitality skills. Check out the full report here.

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Recruiting Trends Show Continued Hiring Streak Through Summer: LinkedIn Workforce Report August 2017

This summer’s hiring streak continues into the month of July with hiring across the U.S. up 17.3% this July compared to July 2016. The industries that experienced the biggest year-over-year increase in hiring in July are oil and energy which saw a 27.8% increase, manufacturing and industrial with a 16.8% increase, and architecture and engineering which grew 15.5%. This is according to our August LinkedIn Workforce Report. While we’ve seen specialty medical skills - including OB/GYN, surgery,...

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