People from these metros are finding new jobs in Peoria

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

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

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#20. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

- Started a new job in Peoria from Des Moines in Q1 2021: 13
--- #39 most common destination from Des Moines
- Started a new job in Des Moines from Peoria in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Peoria
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#19. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Peoria from Detroit in Q1 2021: 13
--- #107 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Peoria in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Peoria
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Peoria from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 13
--- #176 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Peoria in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Atlanta
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#17. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Peoria from Denver in Q1 2021: 14
--- #143 (tie) most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Peoria in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Denver
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#16. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in Peoria from Milwaukee in Q1 2021: 14
--- #36 most common destination from Milwaukee
- Started a new job in Milwaukee from Peoria in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Milwaukee

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#15. Non-metropolitan area(s), IA

- Started a new job in Peoria from Non in Q1 2021: 19
--- #33 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Peoria in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Non
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#14. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Peoria from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 21
--- #53 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Peoria in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Indianapolis
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Peoria from Dallas in Q1 2021: 22
--- #131 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Peoria in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Dallas
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#12. Danville, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Danville in Q1 2021: 27
--- #6 most common destination from Danville
- Started a new job in Danville from Peoria in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Danville
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#11. Kankakee, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Kankakee in Q1 2021: 29
--- #5 most common destination from Kankakee
- Started a new job in Kankakee from Peoria in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Kankakee

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#10. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Carbondale in Q1 2021: 34
--- #6 most common destination from Carbondale
- Started a new job in Carbondale from Peoria in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Peoria
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#9. Decatur, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Decatur in Q1 2021: 72
--- #5 most common destination from Decatur
- Started a new job in Decatur from Peoria in Q1 2021: 88
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Decatur
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#8. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Rockford in Q1 2021: 97
--- #5 most common destination from Rockford
- Started a new job in Rockford from Peoria in Q1 2021: 91
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Peoria
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#7. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Champaign in Q1 2021: 134
--- #6 most common destination from Champaign
- Started a new job in Champaign from Peoria in Q1 2021: 130
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Peoria
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#6. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Springfield in Q1 2021: 147
--- #6 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Peoria in Q1 2021: 168
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Springfield

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#5. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Davenport in Q1 2021: 242
--- #7 most common destination from Davenport
- Started a new job in Davenport from Peoria in Q1 2021: 211
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Peoria
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#4. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 259
--- #3 most common destination from Bloomington
- Started a new job in Bloomington from Peoria in Q1 2021: 316
--- 8.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Bloomington
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#3. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from St. Louis in Q1 2021: 260
--- #13 most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Peoria in Q1 2021: 271
--- 7.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to St. Louis
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), IL

- Started a new job in Peoria from Non in Q1 2021: 638
--- #4 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Peoria in Q1 2021: 641
--- 16.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Non
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Peoria from Chicago in Q1 2021: 1,419
--- #7 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Peoria in Q1 2021: 1,472
--- 38.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 53 to Chicago

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