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Job Seeking & Hiring Statistics

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Job Seeking and Hiring StatisticsData
Typical length of a job search16.9 weeks
Average number of applicants for any given job posting118
Percent of employers who reported a candidate rejecting a job offer this year56 %
Percent of professionals who are uncomfortable negotiating salary42 %
Average earnings lost by individuals who does not negotiate their salary by the time they reach 60$500,000
Average length of an interview40 minutes
Average time it takes to hear back from an employer regarding their hiring decision8 days
Percent of employers who appreciate or expect a thank-you note after an interview75 %
Percent of external new hires that were people who walked in the door and applied2.3 %
Percent of external hires that came from referrals26.7 %
Percent of jobs filled by third party recruiters2.3 %
Percent of all job hires that were internal transfers and promotions51 %
Demographics of Those Currently Employed but LookingPercent
Percent of employed workers who are either actively seeking or open to a new job51 %
Percent who are male60 %
Current Income Level 
Percent who earn < $25,00016 %
Percent who earn $25,000 – $50,00024 %
Percent who earn $50,000 – $75,00018 %
Percent who earn $75,000 – $100,00012 %
Percent who earn $100,000 +26 %
Education Level 
High School or Less29 %
Some College35 %
College Graduate22 %
Post Graduate13 %
Age 
18-2930 %
30-3928 %
40-5430 %
55 +12 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: ABC News, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The New Job Security, Statistic Brain Research Institute, LinkeIn
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 2, 2017

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