National hiring rates are slowing after a spring surge. According to a new report from LinkedIn, hiring rates across the country were 1.6% lower in October 2021 than the previous month. While hiring was 23.4% higher this October compared to last, it remains 1.2% below pre-COVID levels.
LinkedIn’s Workforce Report November 2021 revealed a mixed portrait of recovery across the country. Many industries that are struggling to adapt amid factors such as supply chain issues and high turnover rates still exceeded pre-COVID hiring levels.
Industries with the biggest monthly gains
- Agriculture (13% higher)
- Education (8% higher)
- Public safety (7.4% higher)
Industries experiencing their strongest hiring levels compared to pre-pandemic
- Recreation & travel (41.1% higher)
- Software & IT (22.7% higher)
- Corporate services (17.4% higher)
Cities with the the strongest hiring levels compared to pre-pandemic
- Austin (14.9% higher)
- Houston (9.4% higher)
- Miami (9.4% higher)