States where people in Illinois are getting new jobs

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August 31, 2021
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States where people in Illinois are getting new jobs

Jobs are one of the biggest reasons people move. Areas with growing job markets like Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows to determine the states where people from Oregon are finding the most new jobs. States are ranked by the number of people from Illinois that started a new job in the second quarter of 2020. Data is not available for Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In Q2 2020, 28,638 people from Illinois started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Virginia

- Started a new job in Virginia from Illinois in Q2 2020: 344
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Virginia in Q2 2020: 413
--- #15 most common destination from Virginia
- Net job flow: 69 to Illinois
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#19. Pennsylvania

- Started a new job in Pennsylvania from Illinois in Q2 2020: 348
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Pennsylvania in Q2 2020: 432
--- #15 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Net job flow: 84 to Illinois
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#18. Washington

- Started a new job in Washington from Illinois in Q2 2020: 428
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Washington in Q2 2020: 246
--- #10 most common destination from Washington
- Net job flow: 182 to Washington
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#17. Kentucky

- Started a new job in Kentucky from Illinois in Q2 2020: 473
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 441
--- #6 most common destination from Kentucky
- Net job flow: 32 to Kentucky
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#16. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Illinois in Q2 2020: 493
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 358
--- #13 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 135 to North Carolina
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#15. Minnesota

- Started a new job in Minnesota from Illinois in Q2 2020: 502
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Minnesota in Q2 2020: 447
--- #7 most common destination from Minnesota
- Net job flow: 55 to Minnesota
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#14. New York

- Started a new job in New York from Illinois in Q2 2020: 517
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from New York in Q2 2020: 808
--- #12 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 291 to Illinois
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#13. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Illinois in Q2 2020: 592
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Georgia in Q2 2020: 603
--- #11 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 11 to Illinois
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#12. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Illinois in Q2 2020: 729
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Colorado in Q2 2020: 475
--- #5 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 254 to Colorado
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#11. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Illinois in Q2 2020: 776
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Ohio in Q2 2020: 844
--- #9 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 68 to Illinois
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#10. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Illinois in Q2 2020: 831
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 592
--- #8 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 239 to Tennessee
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#9. Arizona

- Started a new job in Arizona from Illinois in Q2 2020: 861
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Arizona in Q2 2020: 486
--- #5 most common destination from Arizona
- Net job flow: 375 to Arizona
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#8. Michigan

- Started a new job in Michigan from Illinois in Q2 2020: 1,177
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Michigan in Q2 2020: 990
--- #4 most common destination from Michigan
- Net job flow: 187 to Michigan
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#7. California

- Started a new job in California from Illinois in Q2 2020: 1,439
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from California in Q2 2020: 1,446
--- #9 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 7 to Illinois
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#6. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Illinois in Q2 2020: 1,671
--- 5.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Florida in Q2 2020: 1,196
--- #9 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 475 to Florida
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#5. Iowa

- Started a new job in Iowa from Illinois in Q2 2020: 1,885
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Iowa in Q2 2020: 2,003
--- #1 most common destination from Iowa
- Net job flow: 118 to Illinois
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#4. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Illinois in Q2 2020: 2,060
--- 7.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Texas in Q2 2020: 1,585
--- #7 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 475 to Texas
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#3. Missouri

- Started a new job in Missouri from Illinois in Q2 2020: 3,258
--- 11.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Missouri in Q2 2020: 4,918
--- #2 most common destination from Missouri
- Net job flow: 1,660 to Illinois
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#2. Wisconsin

- Started a new job in Wisconsin from Illinois in Q2 2020: 3,368
--- 11.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Wisconsin in Q2 2020: 3,008
--- #1 most common destination from Wisconsin
- Net job flow: 360 to Wisconsin
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#1. Indiana

- Started a new job in Indiana from Illinois in Q2 2020: 3,672
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Illinois from Indiana in Q2 2020: 3,674
--- #1 most common destination from Indiana
- Net job flow: 2 to Illinois

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