What LinkedIn tells us about the economy

The jobs report is something we talk about a lot here at Marketplace. Every month, the Labor Department announces how many jobs were gained or lost, as well as the unemployment rate. On Friday, we learned that the country lost jobs in September — 33,000 of them, to be specific — for the first time in seven years. We were also told not to panic, as some of the job loss had to do with storms. But the government isn’t the only entity watching the ebb and flow of the U.S. workforce. Tech companies are as well. LinkedIn issues a monthly report that looks at U.S. employment trends based on users changing jobs in their profiles, and it’s saying that hiring in September is actually up 2.4 percent from August. Their data?

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