People from these metros are finding new jobs in Champaign

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

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 Champaign-Urbana, 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 Champaign-Urbana, IL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Champaign from Dallas in Q1 2021: 10
--- #228 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Champaign in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Dallas
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#14. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Champaign from New York in Q1 2021: 13
--- #276 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Champaign in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Champaign
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#13. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Davenport in Q1 2021: 17
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Davenport
- Started a new job in Davenport from Champaign in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Davenport
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#12. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Champaign from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 19
--- #75 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Champaign in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Champaign
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#11. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Carbondale in Q1 2021: 23
--- #8 most common destination from Carbondale
- Started a new job in Carbondale from Champaign in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Carbondale

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#10. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Rockford in Q1 2021: 27
--- #11 most common destination from Rockford
- Started a new job in Rockford from Champaign in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Rockford
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#9. Kankakee, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 47
--- #6 most common destination from Kankakee
- Started a new job in Kankakee from Champaign in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Champaign
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#8. Decatur, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Decatur in Q1 2021: 88
--- #7 most common destination from Decatur
- Started a new job in Decatur from Champaign in Q1 2021: 78
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Champaign
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#7. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Springfield in Q1 2021: 93
--- #7 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Champaign in Q1 2021: 115
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Springfield
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#6. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Danville in Q1 2021: 96
--- #4 most common destination from Danville
- Started a new job in Danville from Champaign in Q1 2021: 100
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Danville

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#5. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Peoria in Q1 2021: 130
--- #8 most common destination from Peoria
- Started a new job in Peoria from Champaign in Q1 2021: 134
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Peoria
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#4. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 151
--- #5 most common destination from Bloomington
- Started a new job in Bloomington from Champaign in Q1 2021: 140
--- 5.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Champaign
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#3. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from St. Louis in Q1 2021: 184
--- #15 most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Champaign in Q1 2021: 160
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Champaign
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), IL

- Started a new job in Champaign from Non in Q1 2021: 391
--- #8 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Champaign in Q1 2021: 365
--- 15.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Champaign
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Champaign from Chicago in Q1 2021: 817
--- #11 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Champaign in Q1 2021: 832
--- 34.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Chicago

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