I recently posted the complete results and preliminary analysis of the poll results. One data that stood out is the 25% of the people reporting as unemployed. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers are far below this for Boulder MCA, a about 4.6%. So why one in four in LinkedIn reported unemployed?
There are two possible reasons
- People more actively use LinkedIn when they are searching for jobs, especially in between jobs.
- Since respondents self selected the poll is over represented by unemployed