LinkedIn today published it’s latest US Workforce report, a monthly report which looks at the employment trends in the United States. Among other aspects, the report finds that January and February were the strongest consecutive months for hiring since August and September 2015. Given that he that he promised that he would be the “greatest job producer God ever created,” The United States President Donald Trump is even a fan of this latest LinkedIn report.
LinkedIn Workforce Report: January and February were the strongest consecutive months for hiring since August and September 2015
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
Overall, the report finds that Hiring across the U.S. was 1.4% higher in February than February 2016. In addition, the report also finds that Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston are gaining lots of workers from Chicago and New York City. Lastly, LinkedIn’s Workforce report finds that Big cities need more teachers, doctors, and nurses. You may have a look at some findings of the report below.
- Hiring across the U.S. was 1.4% higher in February than February 2016. Seasonally-adjusted hiring (hiring that excludes seasonal hiring variations – like companies hiring less in December due to the holiday season) was down 1.3% compared to January but remains quite strong. Hiring in the oil and energy industry continued to rebound in February. Seasonally-adjusted hiring has risen by a whopping 51% since June 2016, which was the low point of the industry’s recession. On a related note, hiring in Houston is the strongest it has been in over two years –– it’s up 24% since September 2016.
- Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston are gaining lots of workers from Chicago and New York City. But all of these cities are losing workers to Seattle and Denver, which are gaining workers in spades. We consider this trend as an extension of the “rust belt to sun belt” migration we’ve been experiencing since the 1960s, but we may need to rename the trend the “rust belt to sun and rain belts” to include the Pacific Northwest. If you’re interested in moving to Atlanta, Dallas, Houston or Seattle, check out their City Reports to see if you have the skills employers in those cities need most.
- San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Houston have the biggest skills gaps, which are largely due to a scarcity of workers with service-industry skills. We took a closer look this month and uncovered that the most scarce service-industry skills are in health care management and education and teaching. Workers with healthcare management skills – like primary care, medical billing, and health education – are in scarcity in nine of the cities. And workers with education and teaching skills – like lesson planning, lecturing, and e-learning – are in scarcity in six of the cities.
If you’re the kind of person that likes to dive into statistical details and graphs, we invite you to head to LinkedIn’s official post and check out all the data for yourself. Do you think more jobs will continue to be added in the United States under the Trump administration? This topic can be quite controversial, so as always, please do let us know what you think of this latest report by dropping us a comment below. And, be sure to visit our LinkedIn news hub, so you won’t miss a single minute of all the LinkedIn related news and information.