The company has reached the 200 million user milestone across more than 200 countries and 19 languages. It is adding new users at a rate of two per second, which equals 172,800 registrations per day.
“This milestone is more than just a metric — it’s a reminder of the global footprint and the scale of impact our network has each day,” writes LinkedIn senior VP of products & user experience Deep Nishar. “Members come first at LinkedIn and we remain focused on creating economic opportunity for every professional in the world.”
No surprise that the U.S. leads the way with the most members at 74 million, but there are impressive numbers from other countries as well: 18 million in India, 11 million in both Brazil and the U.K. and seven million in Canada.
The IT sector represents the largest industry within LinkedIn at four million users, with two million in financial services and 1.95 million in higher education. Turkey, Colombia and Indonesia, in that order, are the fastest growing countries on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn, founded in 2003, reached 100 million users in March 2011 and 187 million last November.
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