That’s not surprising, given how ad revenue in the newspaper industry has fallen off a cliff since 2000.
LinkedIn has professional profiles from millions of users, and also is a big tool for recruiters, so it’s got a ton of accurate data about jobs. This year, the Council of Economic Advisors, which works for President Obama on economic issues, turned to LinkedIn for insight into which industries are hurting.
On a percentage basis, newspapers shed the most jobs, down 28.4% between 2007 and 2011.
The good news: online publishing had job growth of 20.4%. But it didn’t add as many jobs as newspapers lost.