Metros where people in Bloomington, Illinois are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Bloomington, Illinois are getting new jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted the job market in cities and towns across the country. Millions of layoffs in early 2020 forced workers to search elsewhere for jobs. Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs in the past year in favor of new pursuits in different locales. And concerns over virus spread in population-dense areas also inspired many to leave urban areas, and their jobs, in favor of rural ones.

Emerging job markets in places like Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City reflect cultural shifts in what workers are looking for in their jobs and their places of residence: year-round warmth that makes outdoor activities easy, lower income taxes, and tech-focused employers.

Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Bloomington, IL found new jobs using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Bloomington, IL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#15. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 5
--- #160 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 5 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#14. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Carbondale-Marion, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Carbondale-Marion, IL in Q1 2021: 15
--- #14 most common destination from Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington, IL
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#13. Kankakee, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 18
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Kankakee, IL
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington, IL
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 6
--- #200 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#11. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Danville, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Danville, IL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #7 most common destination from Danville, IL
- Net job flow: 3 to Bloomington, IL

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#10. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 9
--- #134 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 16 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#9. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL in Q1 2021: 34
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington, IL
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#8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 30
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- #159 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 15 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#7. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Rockford, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Rockford, IL in Q1 2021: 47
--- #10 most common destination from Rockford, IL
- Net job flow: 12 to Bloomington, IL
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#6. Decatur, IL

- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 49
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 56
--- #6 most common destination from Decatur, IL
- Net job flow: 7 to Bloomington, IL

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#5. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Springfield, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 91
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Springfield, IL in Q1 2021: 95
--- #6 most common destination from Springfield, IL
- Net job flow: 4 to Bloomington, IL
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#4. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 115
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 139
--- #20 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 24 to Bloomington, IL
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#3. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 151
--- 8.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 140
--- #3 most common destination from Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Net job flow: 11 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#2. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 259
--- 14.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Peoria, IL in Q1 2021: 316
--- #3 most common destination from Peoria, IL
- Net job flow: 57 to Bloomington, IL
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 743
--- 40.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 774
--- #11 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 31 to Bloomington, IL

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