Numbers of LinkedIn members 2009-2016

This timeline displays member numbers of social network LinkedIn from the first quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2016, in millions. During the most recently reported quarter, LinkedIn had 467 million members, up from 450 million members in the preceding quarter.

LinkedIn – additional information

LinkedIn, which was founded in California and launched in 2003, is a social networking service for businesses and professionals. The site is available in over 200 countries worldwide in 20 different languages. A breakdown, by country, of LinkedIn’s registered membership worldwide, as of 2016 reveals that the majority of members are based in the United States with 128 million Americans registered on the site. India boasted the second highest membership with 35 million and Brazil rounded off the top three with 25 million registered members. Furthermore, smaller countries including Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Malaysia all had an estimated 1 million registered members each.
The networking site allows members to create profiles and make connections with others as a way of establishing professional relationships. This function allows employers to advertise jobs and search for prospective candidates. In turn, job seekers can also search and view the profiles of hiring companies and individuals via existing connections.

Numbers of LinkedIn members from 1st quarter 2009 to 3rd quarter 2016

Member count in millions
Q3 '16467
Q2 '16450
Q1 '16433
Q4 '15414
Q3 '15396
Q2 '15380
Q1 '15364
Q4 '14347
Q3 '14332
Q2 '14313
Q1 '14296
Q4 '13277
Q3 '13259
Q2 '13238
Q1 '13218
Q4 '12202
Q3 '12187
Q2 '12174
Q1 '12161
Q4 '11145
Q3 '11131
Q2 '11116
Q1 '11102
Q4 '1090
Q3 '1081
Q2 '1078
Q1 '1064
Q4 '0955
Q3 '0948
Q2 '0942
Q1 '0937
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Source

Release date

October 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1st quarter 2009 to 3rd quarter 2016

Supplementary notes

In December 2016, Microsoft finalized its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. LinkedIn results are now part of Microsoft's Product Revenue and Service and Other Revenue segment.

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