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LinkedIn Workforce Report | Miami-Ft. Lauderdale | May 2018

Over 146 million workers in the U.S. have LinkedIn profiles; over 20,000 companies in the U.S. use LinkedIn to recruit; over 3 million jobs are posted on LinkedIn in the U.S. every month; and members can add over 50,000 skills to their profiles to showcase their professional brands. That gives us unique and valuable insight into U.S. workforce trends.

 This LinkedIn Workforce Report is a monthly report on employment trends in the U.S. workforce. It’s divided into two sections: a National section that provides insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the country, and a City section that provides insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas: AtlantaAustinBostonChicagoCleveland-AkronDallas-Ft. WorthDenverDetroitHoustonLos Angeles, Miami-Ft. LauderdaleMinneapolis-St. PaulNashvilleNew York CityPhiladelphiaPhoenixSan Francisco Bay AreaSeattleSt. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every worker in the global workforce. We hope you’ll use insights from our report to better navigate your career - whether you’re unemployed and wondering if hiring is improving in your industry, exploring new skills to learn to make yourself more attractive to employers, or considering a move and curious which cities need your skills most.


Hiring was 20.4% higher in April 2018 than in April 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring (hiring that excludes seasonal hiring variations - like companies hiring less in December due to the holiday season) was 0.2% higher in April than March. If you’re interested in exploring new opportunities in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, check out LinkedIn Jobs to see what’s out there!

Skills Gap

A skills gap is a mismatch between the skills employers need (demand) and the skills workers have (supply). There is an abundance of skills when supply exceeds demand. There is a scarcity of skills when demand exceeds supply. A city with a scarcity of skills needs more workers with certain skills, while a city with an abundance of skills has too many workers with certain skills.

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale’s skills gap is driven primarily by an abundance of workers with certain skills.

Here are the skills Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has in abundance.

And here are the skills Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has in scarcity.

If you live in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale and want to learn in-demand skills, check out the LinkedIn Learning courses below.


Miami-Ft. Lauderdale gained the most workers in the last 12 months from Venezuela, New York City, NY, and Colombia. So for every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, 8.64 workers moved to the city in the last year from Venezuela.

West Palm Beach, FL, Orlando, FL, and Atlanta, GA gained the most workers from Miami-Ft. Lauderdale in the last 12 months. So for every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, 5.72 workers moved to West Palm Beach, FL in the last year.

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale has the most gross migration (gains + losses) with New York City, NY. So for every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, 50.8 workers either moved to or from New York City, NY in the last year.

This report was created and published by LinkedIn.

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