People from these metros are finding new jobs in Bloomington, Illinois

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Bloomington, Illinois

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Bloomington, IL 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 in Bloomington, IL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#16. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 10
--- #149 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 7
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Bloomington
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#15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 10
--- #251 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Bloomington
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#14. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Carbondale in Q1 2021: 15
--- #16 most common destination from Carbondale
- Started a new job in Carbondale from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Dallas in Q1 2021: 15
--- #161 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 30
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Dallas
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#12. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Detroit in Q1 2021: 16
--- #195 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 4
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Bloomington

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#11. Kankakee, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 18
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Kankakee
- Started a new job in Kankakee from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington
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#10. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Danville in Q1 2021: 22
--- #9 most common destination from Danville
- Started a new job in Danville from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Bloomington
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#9. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Davenport in Q1 2021: 34
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Davenport
- Started a new job in Davenport from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington
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#8. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Rockford in Q1 2021: 47
--- #12 most common destination from Rockford
- Started a new job in Rockford from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Bloomington
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#7. Decatur, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Decatur in Q1 2021: 56
--- #8 most common destination from Decatur
- Started a new job in Decatur from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 49
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Bloomington

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#6. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Springfield in Q1 2021: 95
--- #8 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 91
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Bloomington
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#5. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from St. Louis in Q1 2021: 139
--- #22 most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 115
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Bloomington
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#4. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Champaign in Q1 2021: 140
--- #5 most common destination from Champaign
- Started a new job in Champaign from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 151
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Champaign
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Non in Q1 2021: 297
--- #11 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 246
--- 11.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 51 to Bloomington
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#2. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Peoria in Q1 2021: 316
--- #5 most common destination from Peoria
- Started a new job in Peoria from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 259
--- 11.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Bloomington

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#1. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 709
--- #2 most common destination from Bloomington
- Started a new job in Bloomington from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 709
--- 32.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Bloomington

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