Metros where people in Decatur, Illinois are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Decatur, 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 Decatur, 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 Decatur, IL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#10. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Rockford, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Rockford, IL in Q1 2021: 14
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Rockford, IL
- Net job flow: 3 to Decatur, IL
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#9. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Carbondale-Marion, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Carbondale-Marion, IL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #10 most common destination from Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Net job flow: 1 to Decatur, IL
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#8. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL in Q1 2021: 25
--- #26 most common destination from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
- Net job flow: 13 to Decatur, IL
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#7. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Danville, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Danville, IL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #9 most common destination from Danville, IL
- Net job flow: 2 to Danville, IL
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#6. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 56
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 49
--- #6 most common destination from Bloomington, IL
- Net job flow: 7 to Bloomington, IL

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#5. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 72
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Peoria, IL in Q1 2021: 88
--- #8 most common destination from Peoria, IL
- Net job flow: 16 to Decatur, IL
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#4. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 88
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 78
--- #7 most common destination from Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Net job flow: 10 to Champaign-Urbana, IL
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#3. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 96
--- 9.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 84
--- #26 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 12 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#2. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Springfield, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 174
--- 16.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Springfield, IL in Q1 2021: 117
--- #3 most common destination from Springfield, IL
- Net job flow: 57 to Springfield, IL
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 286
--- 27.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 344
--- #28 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 58 to Decatur, IL

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