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Job Seeking & Hiring Statistics

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Job Seeking and Hiring Statistics Data
Typical length of a job search 16.9 weeks
Average number of applicants for any given job posting 118
Percent of employers who reported a candidate rejecting a job offer this year 56 %
Percent of professionals who are uncomfortable negotiating salary 42 %
Average earnings lost by individuals who does not negotiate their salary by the time they reach 60 $500,000
Average length of an interview 40 minutes
Average time it takes to hear back from an employer regarding their hiring decision 8 days
Percent of employers who appreciate or expect a thank-you note after an interview 75 %
Percent of external new hires that were people who walked in the door and applied 2.3 %
Percent of external hires that came from referrals 26.7 %
Percent of jobs filled by third party recruiters 2.3 %
Percent of all job hires that were internal transfers and promotions 51 %
Demographics of Those Currently Employed but Looking Percent
Percent of employed workers who are either actively seeking or open to a new job 51 %
Percent who are male 60 %
Current Income Level  
Percent who earn < $25,000 16 %
Percent who earn $25,000 – $50,000 24 %
Percent who earn $50,000 – $75,000 18 %
Percent who earn $75,000 – $100,000 12 %
Percent who earn $100,000 + 26 %
Education Level  
High School or Less 29 %
Some College 35 %
College Graduate 22 %
Post Graduate 13 %
Age  
18-29 30 %
30-39 28 %
40-54 30 %
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: October 6, 2015

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