Microsoft said LinkedIn’s growth was driven by increased advertising demand, as well as an improving job market. The platform likely got a boost from a record number of job US openings, creating more potential opportunities for LinkedIn users in its biggest market. The platform has 810 million members globally today, compared to 690 million in 2020, and an estimated 49 million people use LinkedIn to search for jobs each week, compared to 40 million in October 2020.

The rise in LinkedIn engagement helped drive Microsoft’s total revenue to $45 billion for the quarter.

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