Metros where people in Kankakee are getting new jobs

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

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#11. Decatur, IL

- Started a new job in Decatur, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Decatur, IL in Q1 2021: 8
--- #11 most common destination from Decatur, IL
- Net job flow: 2 to Decatur, IL
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#10. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Danville, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Danville, IL in Q1 2021: 18
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Danville, IL
- Net job flow: 8 to Kankakee, IL
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#9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 4
--- #262 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 7 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#8. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Bloomington, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Bloomington, IL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #10 most common destination from Bloomington, IL
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington, IL
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#7. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 18
--- #65 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 3 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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#6. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Rockford, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Rockford, IL in Q1 2021: 20
--- #14 most common destination from Rockford, IL
- Net job flow: 1 to Rockford, IL
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#5. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Springfield, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Springfield, IL in Q1 2021: 18
--- #11 most common destination from Springfield, IL
- Net job flow: 7 to Springfield, IL
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#4. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Peoria, IL in Q1 2021: 34
--- #10 most common destination from Peoria, IL
- Net job flow: 5 to Kankakee, IL
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#3. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 62
--- #63 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 33 to Kankakee, IL
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#2. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in Champaign-Urbana, IL from Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 47
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Champaign-Urbana, IL in Q1 2021: 33
--- #8 most common destination from Champaign-Urbana, IL
- Net job flow: 14 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 Kankakee, IL in Q1 2021: 1,175
--- 74.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kankakee, IL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 1,051
--- #6 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 124 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

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