LinkedIn’s Economic Role and Top Industries [Infographic]

By Kenna McHugh 

At the recent live LinkedIn event with President Obama being introduced by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Weiner informed the audience that there are 153 million Americans in the workforce and 3.3 billion worldwide. Weiner tried to stay on the bright side of the employment issue by pointing out that everyone is thinking about the 9.1 U.S. unemployment rate when in fact there are 3.2 million jobs available in America.

LinkedIn has produced this infographic about the scope of the U.S. economy represented by its members. Since 2009, over 7.4 million job changes have been reported on LinkedIn. The infographic also points out the top industries on LinkedIn are higher education, marketing and advertising, information technology and health care.

It’s hard to image that the platform has 115 million members. Of those members, roughly 5 million are employed by small businesses. Here is an interesting point from the infographic: the biggest growth industries are renewables and environment, and oil and energy. That’s the first one is easy for me to swallow since I have a strong interest in being green. The infographic also centers the attention on LinkedIn’s use by veterans, as well as the number of users who have attended community college. I don’t want to tell you everything about the infographic, so have a look for yourself.