Most in-demand jobs during coronavirus

Last week, LinkedIn’s Chief Economist shared her outlook on what we may see as the U.S. braced for the impact of coronavirus, predicting a sharp decline in hiring that would quickly rebound based on trends we’re seeing as China emerges from its lockdown. LinkedIn data shows this outlook is correct, the U.S. is heading into a period of uncertainty as employers quickly change hiring strategies, and pivot the way they sell goods and services. 

LinkedIn data shows a demand for workers in roles that are on the frontlines of helping us navigate this pandemic, and are critical to supporting the rapidly-changing healthcare and infrastructure needs of the country. 

Based on LinkedIn job posts in the U.S. between March 15 - 21, 2020, these are the most in-demand jobs in the U.S. and the companies with the most open jobs.

Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in the U.S. 

  1. Store Associate

  2. System Operator

  3. Certified Public Accountant

  4. Healthcare Specialist

  5. Construction Worker

  6. Warehouse Manager

  7. Psychologist

  8. Vehicle Mechanic

  9. Academic Advisor

  10. Delivery Driver

Companies with the most open jobs in the U.S. 

  1. 7-Eleven

  2. Army National Guard

  3. KPMG

  4. Amazon

  5. Genentech

  6. Lowe’s

  7. HCA Healthcare

  8. Intuit

  9. Nepris 

  10. Whole Foods



The LinkedIn Hiring Rate (LHR) is the percentage of LinkedIn members 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 that country. By only analyzing the timeliest data, we can make month-to-month comparisons and account for any potential lags in members updating their profiles. A 7-day rolling sum of hires is matched with the same day of week last year to control for day of week effects in hiring data and the year-over-year percentage change of hiring rates is calculated.

In-demand Jobs 

Data limited to “Premium” jobs on LinkedIn for the US. This analysis was performed looking at March 15 - 21, 2020 compared to March 8 - 14 to understand week-over-week changes. To calculate demand, we compared week-over-week change in volume of job postings on LinkedIn.