Metros where people in Champaign are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Champaign 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 Champaign-Urbana, 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 Champaign-Urbana, IL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#19. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #203 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 2 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 7
--- #197 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 3 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 2
--- #142 (tie) most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 8 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #237 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 2 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#15. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 2
--- #207 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 9 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 10
--- #226 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#13. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 19
--- #73 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 1 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#12. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 4
--- #163 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 16 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#11. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Carbondale-Marion, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Carbondale-Marion, IL in Q1 2021: 23
--- #6 most common destination from Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Net job flow: 1 to Carbondale-Marion, IL
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#10. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL in Q1 2021: 17
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
- Net job flow: 12 to Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

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#9. Kankakee, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 47
--- #4 most common destination from Kankakee, IL
- Net job flow: 14 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#8. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Rockford, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Rockford, IL in Q1 2021: 27
--- #9 most common destination from Rockford, IL
- Net job flow: 10 to Rockford, IL
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#7. Decatur, IL

- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 78
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 88
--- #5 most common destination from Decatur, IL
- Net job flow: 10 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#6. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Danville, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 100
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Danville, IL in Q1 2021: 96
--- #2 most common destination from Danville, IL
- Net job flow: 4 to Danville, IL
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#5. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Springfield, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 115
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Springfield, IL in Q1 2021: 93
--- #5 most common destination from Springfield, IL
- Net job flow: 22 to Springfield, IL

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#4. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 134
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Peoria, IL in Q1 2021: 130
--- #6 most common destination from Peoria, IL
- Net job flow: 4 to Peoria, IL
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#3. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 140
--- 6.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 151
--- #3 most common destination from Bloomington, IL
- Net job flow: 11 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#2. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 160
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 184
--- #13 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 24 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 832
--- 39.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 817
--- #9 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 15 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

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