Businesses hired at a much faster rate in April than they did a year ago, according to a monthly jobs report from professional social networking site LinkedIn.

The number of people hired by Los Angeles companies was 13.2 percent higher last month than the same period a year earlier, and up more than 2 percent from March levels.

Nationally, year-over-year hiring was up 16.7 percent in April compared with the same period last year, and 3.4 percent higher than March. April was the strongest month for hiring since June 2015, according to the report.

Joseph Roualdes, manager of corporate communications at LinkedIn, said the data was drawn from members on LinkedIn in Los Angeles who changed the name of their employer on their profile over the last month.

New York sent the most workers to Los Angeles over the last 12 months, followed by Chicago and Boston. The L.A. region lost the most workers in the last year to the Bay Area, followed by Las Vegas and Seattle.

Residential real estate reporter Helen Zhao can be reached at hzhao@labusinessjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @zhaomeow.