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By the Numbers: 100 Amazing LinkedIn Statistics

LinkedIn statisticsIn this “By the Numbers” installment, we take a gander at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.

LinkedIn is one of the older social networks, surviving changes in technology, a tough demographic and a number of challengers along the way. They stand today as a public company; going stronger than ever with a firm grip on the business professional social network market.

Here are a bunch of interesting LinkedIn statistics that I was able to dig up. As with all of these stats post, I intend to update this semi-regularly, so be sure to bookmark it and come back periodically for updates.

Check out all of our LinkedIn statistic pages:

LinkedIn User Statistics and Demographics:

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from LinkedIn’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

  • How many people use LinkedIn: 300 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 5/1/14

  • Number of new LinkedIn members per second: 2 Last updated 5/1/14

  • LinkedIn’s reported user total goal: 3 billion (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/23/13

  • Number of LinkedIn users in the U.S.: 100 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 4/18/14

  • Number of monthly unique visitors to LinkedIn: 187 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 2/6/14

  • Geographical reach of LinkedIn: 200 countries and territories (Tweet this stat) Last updated 4/18/14

  • Number of languages LinkedIn is available in: 20 (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/23/13

  • Percentage of users that check LinkedIn daily: 40% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 7/2/13

  • Average time a user spends monthly on LinkedIn: 17 minutes (Tweet this stat) Last updated 11/28/12

  • Total number of LinkedIn endorsements: 1 billion (Tweet this stat) Last updated 3/17/13

  • Increase in likelihood that your LinkedIn profile will get viewed if you include a photo: 11x (Tweet this stat) Last updated 4/22/14

  • Percentage of LinkedIn users who recently left a job that they would have stayed at if there was more opportunity for them there: 42% Last updated 4/10/14

  • Percentage of Americans that use LinkedIn during work hours: 8.33% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/2/13

  • Percentage of LinkedIn users outside U.S.: 65% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 10/23/13

  • Percentage of millennials (15-34 year olds) that use LinkedIn: 13% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 9/27/13

  • Most-used adjective in LinkedIn profiles in 2013: Responsible Last updated 12/11/13

  • Most-used adjective in LinkedIn profiles in 2012: Creative Last updated 12/11/13

  • Most-used adjective in LinkedIn profiles in 2011: Creative Last updated 12/12/13

  • Percentage of LinkedIn members who have never worked at a company with more than 200 employees: 59% Last updated 10/28/13

  • Percentage of LinkedIn users that use it at least once a day: 13% Last updated 12/30/13

  • LinkedIn’s percentage of total global social sharing: 4% Last updated 12/11/13

  • LinkedIn’s percentage of total North American social sharing: 5% Last updated 12/11/13

  • LinkedIn’s percentage of total European social sharing: 2% Last updated 12/11/13

  • LinkedIn’s percentage of total Asian social sharing: 1% Last updated 12/11/13

  • Number of students and recent grads that are on LInkedIn: over 30 million Last updated 12/24/13

  • Number of LinkedIn users that have added volunteer experience to their profiles since 2011: 3 million Last updated 1/15/14

  • Percentage of Male LinkedIn users: 56% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 4/18/14

  • Percentage of Male LinkedIn users: 44% (Tweet this stat) Last updated 4/18/14

  • Average number of LinkedIn connections for US females: 101 Last updated 12/23/13

  • Number of LinkedIn users in the UK: 15 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 3/11/14

  • Number of LinkedIn users in the Middle East: 10 million Last updated 11/26/13

  • Number of LinkedIn users in Asia: 50 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 2/11/14

  • Number of LinkedIn users in India: 24 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 2/11/14

  • Number of LinkedIn users in Australia: 5 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 2/11/14

  • Number of LinkedIn users in China: 4 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 2/11/14

  • Number of LinkedIn users that have held internships: 3.5 million (Tweet this stat) Last updated 3/5/14

  • Number of LinkedIn users that have been hired by the company they interned for: 600,000 (Tweet this stat) Last updated 3/5/14

  • Top industry for LinkedIn users to get a job with the company they intern for: Accounting (Tweet this stat) Last updated 3/5/14

  • Percent of U.S. internet users that shared blog posts they enjoyed to LinkedIn: .4% Last updated 5/12/14

  • Percentage of internet users in the Middle East/North Africa region that use LinkedIn: 6% Last updated 4/25/14

  • Country with the strongest LinkedIn penetration in the Middle East/North Africa region: UAE Last updated 4/25/14

  • Percentage of the Class of 2014 (high school) that don’t use LinkedIn: 92% Last updated 6/18/14

Check out all of our LinkedIn statistic pages:

LinkedIn User Statistics and Demographics

LinkedIn Mobile and Job Statistics

LinkedIn Advertising, Revenue and Company Statistics

LinkedIn Business Page and Group Statistics

Slideshare Statistics


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Craig Smith

DMR Publisher. Director of Marketing by day and I run this little site at night. Other interests include Sports, LEGO, Star Wars, Tech Gadgets and all things Boston.