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LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Members

It’s non-stop news from our friends down at the big L, the other week we reported that LinkedIn now has 15 million users in Britain and now they’ve hit the milestone of 300 million members in more than 200 countries and territories. The company has added more than 23 million members since the beginning of the year.

More than half of the 300 million LinkedIn members now live outside of the U.S., enough to make LinkedIn the fourth largest country in the world (just don’t make the same comparison with Facebook please). The top countries for members are the U.S., India, Brazil, Great Britain and Canada.

The largest industries represented on LinkedIn are:

  1. Information Technology and Services
  2. Hospital & Health Care
  3. Construction
  4. Education Management
  5. Accounting

Mobile is critical to LinkedIn, with mobile accounts for more than 50 percent of all global traffic. Members in dozens of locations including Costa Rica, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, use LinkedIn more on their mobile devices than on their desktop computers. Every day LinkedIn sees an average of 15 million profile views, 1.45 million job views and 44,000 job applications in over 200 countries through mobile.

Another interesting shift of strategy is that LinkedIn are now gunning for the 3.3 billion people who are in the global workforce, not just the 640 odd million who are professionals. Next stop global domination in other words – watch out Zuck!

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.