People from these metros are finding new jobs in Kankakee

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

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 Kankakee, 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 Kankakee, IL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#17. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Carbondale in Q1 2021: 11
--- #120 (tie) most common destination from Carbondale
- Started a new job in Carbondale from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Kankakee
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#16. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 13
--- #12 most common destination from Bloomington
- Started a new job in Bloomington from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Bloomington
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#15. Terre Haute, IN

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Terre Haute in Q1 2021: 13
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Terre Haute
- Started a new job in Terre Haute from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 3
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Kankakee
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#14. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 14
--- #381 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Kankakee
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#13. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Danville in Q1 2021: 18
--- #12 (tie) most common destination from Danville
- Started a new job in Danville from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Kankakee

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#12. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Springfield in Q1 2021: 18
--- #13 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 25
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Springfield
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#11. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 18
--- #67 most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Indianapolis
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#10. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Rockford in Q1 2021: 20
--- #16 most common destination from Rockford
- Started a new job in Rockford from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Rockford
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#9. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Davenport in Q1 2021: 20
--- #38 most common destination from Davenport
- Started a new job in Davenport from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 7
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Kankakee
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#8. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Evansville in Q1 2021: 21
--- #112 (tie) most common destination from Evansville
- Started a new job in Evansville from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 2
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Kankakee

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#7. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Augusta in Q1 2021: 23
--- #157 most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 2
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Kankakee
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 23
--- #367 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Kankakee
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#5. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Champaign in Q1 2021: 33
--- #10 most common destination from Champaign
- Started a new job in Champaign from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 47
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Champaign
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#4. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Peoria in Q1 2021: 34
--- #12 most common destination from Peoria
- Started a new job in Peoria from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 29
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Kankakee
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#3. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from St. Louis in Q1 2021: 62
--- #65 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 29
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Kankakee

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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Non in Q1 2021: 106
--- #17 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 108
--- 9.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Non
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#1. Kankakee, IL

- Started a new job in Kankakee from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 427
--- #2 most common destination from Kankakee
- Started a new job in Kankakee from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 427
--- 37.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Kankakee

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