There are currently an estimated 547,800 recruiters in the United States. The recruiter job market is expected to grow by 7.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are recruiters?

CareerExplorer rates recruiters with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 45,500 recruiters. That number is based on 38,900 additional recruiters, and the retirement of 6,600 existing recruiters.

What’s the supply of recruiters?

The recruiter industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Recruiter job market by state

State Name Employed Recruiters
California 60,260
Texas 47,660
New York 35,260
Florida 32,310
Pennsylvania 23,670
Illinois 22,000
Ohio 20,810
Virginia 19,900
Georgia 18,900
New Jersey 16,460
North Carolina 16,370
Washington 15,980
Massachusetts 15,940
Michigan 15,490
Wisconsin 12,720
Minnesota 12,380
Maryland 12,140
Indiana 11,570
Colorado 11,540
Tennessee 11,480
Missouri 10,770
Arizona 10,060
District of Columbia 7,470
Kentucky 6,960
Oregon 6,550
South Carolina 6,550
Connecticut 5,910
Oklahoma 5,870
Utah 5,620
Alabama 5,400
Kansas 5,310
Iowa 4,800
Nebraska 4,280
Louisiana 3,770
Nevada 3,550
Arkansas 3,430
Mississippi 2,620
Puerto Rico 2,610
New Mexico 2,570
New Hampshire 2,280
Delaware 2,130
Hawaii 1,780
Rhode Island 1,770
West Virginia 1,720
Idaho 1,680
Maine 1,650
Montana 1,480
North Dakota 1,250
Vermont 1,240
South Dakota 960
Alaska 950
Wyoming 730
Guam 210
Virgin Islands 60