Another way to gauge performance is to look at net inflows.
Those to Germany from other EU states have risen by 19% since 2016, while the Netherlands has gained 29%, and France 21%.
Britain managed a net gain of 1% over the period.
Britain is still attracting workers from outside the EU, although its relative appeal has declined in this respect as well.
Between 2016 and 2018 the number of LinkedIn members from outside the EU moving to Britain rose by 17%,
but Germany, France and the Netherlands all achieved percentage rises more than twice as large.
Of course, Britain has not yet left the EU, nor has it announced the exact terms on which European workers will be able to move to the country in future.
Initial policy indications are confusing. The government wants lower overall immigration,
and will require existing EU residents to jump through bureaucratic hoops to stay in the country.
At the same time, it says it wants to attract skilled workers. But Europeans may opt to stay in the EU,
where they enjoy the benefits of free movement, rather than risk relying on the hospitality of a British government in a febrile political environment.
So it would not be surprising if future data from LinkedIn showed a further deterioration in the appeal of Britain to skilled Europeans.
And that would be a great shame, as the country has a long history of benefiting from European migration,
whether it be Flemish weavers in the 14th century or the Huguenots who subscribed 10% of the founding capital of the Bank of England.
London is a much more cosmopolitan and attractive city after decades of European immigration than it was when Bartleby started work here in 1980.
More broadly, the data demonstrate that social networks are a valuable source of information about economic and social change.
Some hedge funds already look at satellite views of shopping-mall car parks for clues about economic activity,
or monitor social media to gauge public attitudes towards famous brands.
Perhaps one day, central banks will comb job websites to gauge the state of the labour market before they make their interest-rate decisions.
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Our students can also opt to stay in residence.
We will always remember his generous hospitality