LinkedIn Workforce Report | United States | April 2022
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- Hiring up from February, but growth is beginning to slow: Nationally, across all industries, hiring in the U.S. was 3% higher in March 2022 compared to the month prior. National hiring was 1.7% higher in March 2022 compared to March 2021. While the rate of hiring is beginning to slow, it’s still an incredibly strong job market for seekers.
- Tech and Transportation Industries See Continued Growth: The industries with the most notable hiring shifts month-to-month in March 2022 were Wholesale (4.4% higher); Professional Services (3.7% higher); and Financial Services (3.2% higher). The industries with the strongest hiring rates relative to pre-COVID February 2020 levels were Technology, Information & Media (20.6% higher), Transportation, Logistics & Storage (16.4% higher) and Professional Services (10.8% higher).
- Miami continues hiring surge, while SF still lags: Fifteen of the 20 metro areas we follow closely had hiring above pre-COVID levels, up from 14 last month.The metro areas experiencing the strongest hiring rates relative to pre-COVID levels were Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (19.8% higher), Houston (14.9% higher), and Austin (12.8% higher), while San Francisco (9.9% lower), Cleveland (3.5% lower), and Washington D.C. (3.2% lower) are still experiencing weaker hiring rates relative to pre-COVID levels.
The LinkedIn hiring rate is a measure of hires divided by LinkedIn membership. Nationally, across all industries, hiring in the U.S. was 3% higher in March 2022 compared to last month February 2022. National hiring was 1.7% higher in March 2022 compared to last year March 2021.
The industries with the most notable hiring shifts month-to-month in March 2022 were Wholesale (4.4% higher); Professional Services (3.7% higher); and Financial Services (3.2% higher).
Table 1: Hiring on LinkedIn, by Industry, through March 2022
|Industry||Mar-21||···||Dec-21||Jan-22||Feb-22||Mar-22||MoM% Change||YoY% Change|
|Administrative and Support Services||1.13||···||1.18||1.29||1.25||1.26||+0.4||+11.7|
|Farming, Ranching, Forestry||1.37||···||1.24||1.30||1.28||1.32||+2.6||-3.7|
|Hospitals and Health Care||1.27||···||1.22||1.35||1.20||1.23||+2.5||-3.3|
|Oil, Gas, and Mining||1.02||···||1.15||1.11||1.06||1.08||+1.6||+5.9|
|Real Estate and Equipment Rental Services||1.40||···||1.28||1.30||1.25||1.29||+2.9||-7.6|
|Technology, Information and Media||1.41||···||1.47||1.52||1.46||1.48||+1.2||+5|
|Transportation, Logistics and Storage||1.34||···||1.38||1.51||1.43||1.48||+3.1||+10.2|
Methodology: “Hiring Rate” is the count of hires (LinkedIn members in each industry who added a new employer to their profile in the same month the new job began), divided by the total number of LinkedIn members in the U.S. By only analyzing the timeliest data, we can make accurate month-to-month comparisons and account for any potential lags in members updating their profiles. This number is indexed to the average month in 2016 for each industry; for example, an index of 1.05 indicates a hiring rate that is 5% higher than the average month in 2016.
The U.S. cities losing the most people are College Station-Bryan, TX; State College-DuBois, PA; and Tuscaloosa, AL. For every 10,000 LinkedIn members in College Station-Bryan, TX, 214 left in the past 12 months.
The U.S. cities gaining the most people are Austin, TX; North Port-Sarasota, FL; and Nashville, TN. For every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Austin, TX, 132 arrived in the last 12 months.
Check out our reports for Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland-Akron, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C., to see which jobs are open.