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Did you know that LinkedIn is the world’s largest social network for working professionals? In fact, it’s one of the largest social networks in general.

Companies, groups, individuals are reaching out to audiences through the power of LinkedIn.  Why? I hear you ask! well perhaps it is a number game and here are some impressive statistics and figures that explain just how important LinkedIn is to the professional world.

  1. 467 million – Total number of LinkedIn users worldwide.
  2. 1.5 Million – The total number of LinkedIn Groups.
  3. LinkedIn is currently available in 24 languages
  4. LinkedIn has more than 10,000 full-time employees with offices in 30 cities around the world.
  5. 40% of users use LinkedIn Daily
  6. 2 members – Number of new LinkedIn members per second
  7. As of the third quarter of 2016, LinkedIn had an average of 106.46 million unique visiting members.
  8. As of the second quarter of 2016, LinkedIn had an average of 63 million unique visiting members via mobile. These accounted for 59 percent of all unique visiting members.
  9. As of the third quarter of 2016, 60% of unique visiting members accessed the online recruiting network via mobile device.
  10. As of March 2016, 79 % of LinkedIn members were using the free basic account.
  11. LinkedIn’s reported user goal is 3 billion professionals.
  12. 200 countries and territories – Geographical reach of LinkedIn
  13. LinkedIn profiles with professional head-shots get 14 times more profile views.
  14. LinkedIn profiles with photos get 21 times more profile views
  15. LinkedIn profiles with photos get 36 times more messages.
  16. 3 million LinkedIn users that share content on it weekly
  17. Hottest skill on LinkedIn in 2014 that got people hired: Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  18. 13x Increase in profile views for LinkedIn members that list skills on their profiles
  19. Total number of LinkedIn endorsements: 10 billion
  20. 79% of B2B marketers view LinkedIn as an effective source for generating leads
  21. 80% of B2B leads come from LinkedIn
  22. 40 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn.
  23. There are 57% of male users and 44% female users on LinkedIn.
  24. After US, India, Brazil, Great Britain and Canada have the highest number of LinkedIn users.
  25. Only 13% of Millennials (15-34 Years old) use LinkedIn.
  26. 28% of all Internet male users use LinkedIn, whereas 27% of all Internet female users use LinkedIn.
  27. There are over 39 million students and recent grads on LinkedIn.
  28. Microsoft paid $26.2 billion to buy LinkedIn.
  29. LinkedIn generates $371,474 per employee.
  30. LinkedIn now has 3 million active job listings on the platform.
  31. 1 million professionals have published a post on LinkedIn.
  32. An average user spends 17 minutes monthly on LinkedIn.
  33. 53 % of LinkedIn users only spend zero to two hours on the site per week.
  34. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining are Top skills on LinkedIn.
  35. 59% of LinkedIn members have never worked at a company with more than 200 employees.
  36. There are 5.5 million accountants on LinkedIn.
  37. The average CEO has 930 connections.
  38. The most overused profile word continues to be “Motivated” – which also topped 2014 and 2015.
  39. The use of LinkedIn company pages grew from 24% to 57% YOY.
  40. 71% of professionals feel that LinkedIn is a credible source for professional content.