LinkedIn doesn’t easily let you search beyond your network; it requests the searches to be narrowed down by keywords if you want to do that. The same is true for paid accounts, including Recruiter. However…
I was able to do a search (today, 11/15/2013) and see the LinkedIn member numbers by country for all the major countries, the ones with a code abbreviation.
Here are the results (and a screenshot below) –
|United Arab Emirates||1452304|
|Trinidad and Tobago||171334|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||76384|
Hi, I found the numbers quite interesting, so took things a step further and compared them to the countries population to get a percentage of the population that are LinkedIn.
That’s an amazing linkedin search result! Congrats!
Very interesting, Irina. I’m wondering how representative these numbers are of the employable populations and those with access to modern web access. For example, anecdotally, I was told by someone from the UK that the overall employable population in the UK is 30M, and this is obviously a country that has easy access to the internet unlike some non-western countries. LinkedIn is the single best professional network in existence, and I would never suggest somebody “drop” LinkedIn. But, I’m finding some people seem to think it’s more ubiquitous than it actually is.
On the other hand, how well does LinkedIn Search represent the LinkedIn population? 🙂
The very same search brings up море people if run in LI Recruiter.
Here’s a link that produces the results from all countries (more than in the screenshot above): https://bitly.com/AllCountries (you would need to add the US manually)
Today (Nov 20,2013) it shows 246,430,720 results
In LI Recruiter the total number of results is one MLN larger:
247,506,601 results, of which:
US – 85,509,321
India – 21,137,394
Brazil – 14,723,438
UK – 12,871,350
(Interestingly, in Recruiter I am able to switch to “all locations” and still see the results – without adding keywords.
The total number is 253,255,204.)