Over 143 million workers in the U.S. have LinkedIn profiles; over 20,000 companies in the U.S. use LinkedIn to recruit; over 3 million jobs are posted on LinkedIn in the U.S. every month; and members can add over 50,000 skills to their profiles to showcase their professional brands. That gives us unique and valuable insight into U.S. workforce trends. This LinkedIn Workforce Report is a monthly report on employment trends in the U.S. workforce. It’s divided into two sections: a National section that provides insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the country, and a City section that provides insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas: 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.
Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every worker in the global workforce. We hope you’ll use insights from our report to better navigate your career - whether you’re unemployed and wondering if hiring is improving in your industry, exploring new skills to learn to make yourself more attractive to employers, or considering a move and curious which cities need your skills most.
Hiring was 32.2% higher in October 2017 than in October 2016. Seasonally-adjusted hiring (hiring that excludes seasonal hiring variations - like companies hiring less in December due to the holiday season) was 28.9% higher in October than September.
A skills gap is a mismatch between the skills employers need (demand) and the skills workers have (supply). There is an abundance of skills when supply exceeds demand. There is a scarcity of skills when demand exceeds supply. A city with a scarcity of skills needs more workers with certain skills, while a city with an abundance of skills has too many workers with certain skills.
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale’s skills gap is driven primarily by an abundance of workers with certain skills.
Here are the skills Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has in abundance.
And here are the skills Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has in scarcity.
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale gained the most workers in the last 12 months from Venezuela, Colombia, and New York City, NY. So for every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, 10.97 workers moved to the city in the last year from Venezuela.
West Palm Beach, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Orlando, FL gained the most workers from Miami-Ft. Lauderdale in the last 12 months. So for every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, 5.26 workers moved to West Palm Beach, FL in the last year.
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has the most gross migration (gains + losses) with New York City, NY. So for every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, 48.45 workers either moved to or from New York City, NY in the last year.