Metros where people in Kokomo are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Kokomo 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 Kokomo, IN 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 Kokomo, IN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#12. Columbus, IN

- Started a new job in Columbus, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Columbus, IN in Q1 2021: 14
--- #14 most common destination from Columbus, IN
- Net job flow: 2 to Kokomo, IN
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#11. Terre Haute, IN

- Started a new job in Terre Haute, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Terre Haute, IN in Q1 2021: 18
--- #14 most common destination from Terre Haute, IN
- Net job flow: 5 to Kokomo, IN
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#10. Bloomington, IN

- Started a new job in Bloomington, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Bloomington, IN in Q1 2021: 15
--- #12 (tie) most common destination from Bloomington, IN
- Net job flow: 2 to Kokomo, IN
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#9. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q1 2021: 21
--- #63 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
- Net job flow: 6 to Kokomo, IN
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#8. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Evansville, IN-KY from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 19
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Evansville, IN-KY in Q1 2021: 20
--- #22 most common destination from Evansville, IN-KY
- Net job flow: 1 to Kokomo, IN

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#7. Elkhart-Goshen, IN

- Started a new job in Elkhart-Goshen, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 21
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Elkhart-Goshen, IN in Q1 2021: 19
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Elkhart-Goshen, IN
- Net job flow: 2 to Elkhart-Goshen, IN
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#6. Muncie, IN

- Started a new job in Muncie, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 29
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Muncie, IN in Q1 2021: 20
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Muncie, IN
- Net job flow: 9 to Muncie, IN
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#5. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 31
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI in Q1 2021: 32
--- #16 most common destination from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
- Net job flow: 1 to Kokomo, IN
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#4. Fort Wayne, IN

- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 53
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 49
--- #11 most common destination from Fort Wayne, IN
- Net job flow: 4 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 54
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 69
--- #80 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 15 to Kokomo, IN

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#2. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

- Started a new job in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 68
--- 7.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN in Q1 2021: 92
--- #4 (tie) most common destination from Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
- Net job flow: 24 to Kokomo, IN
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#1. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 393
--- 45.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 437
--- #13 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 44 to Kokomo, IN

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