LinkedIn Workforce Report: January and February mark strongest consecutive months for hiring since summer 2015

Today we published our March LinkedIn Workforce Report, which showed U.S. hiring continued to trend up in January and February, making them the strongest consecutive months for employment since August and September 2015. Hiring in February across the U.S. was 1.4 percent higher year-over-year, and seasonally-adjusted hiring was down 1.3 percent month-over-month.

Hiring was strongest in the oil and energy industry; seasonally-adjusted hiring has risen 51 percent since June 2016, which was the low point of the industry’s recession.

It isn’t clear if the overall upward hiring trend is sustainable, or a temporary blip on the radar, but it appears an elevated business confidence due to the new administration’s promises to lower taxes and reduce regulations is driving employment.

The LinkedIn Workforce Report helps workers better navigate their careers by highlighting workforce trends in the U.S. and across 20 cities. Insights include whether hiring is up, down, or flat, which skills cities need most, and where workers are moving to and from.

Click here to read our entire report.