People from these metros are finding new jobs in Kokomo

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

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 Kokomo, IN 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 Kokomo, IN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#13. Columbus, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Columbus in Q1 2021: 14
--- #16 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Kokomo
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#12. Bloomington, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Bloomington in Q1 2021: 15
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Bloomington
- Started a new job in Bloomington from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Kokomo
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#11. Terre Haute, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Terre Haute in Q1 2021: 18
--- #16 most common destination from Terre Haute
- Started a new job in Terre Haute from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Kokomo
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#10. Elkhart-Goshen, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Elkhart in Q1 2021: 19
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Elkhart
- Started a new job in Elkhart from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Elkhart
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#9. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Evansville in Q1 2021: 20
--- #24 most common destination from Evansville
- Started a new job in Evansville from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Kokomo

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#8. Muncie, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Muncie in Q1 2021: 20
--- #8 (tie) most common destination from Muncie
- Started a new job in Muncie from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 29
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Muncie
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#7. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Louisville/Jefferson County in Q1 2021: 21
--- #65 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County
- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Kokomo
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#6. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in Kokomo from South Bend in Q1 2021: 32
--- #18 most common destination from South Bend
- Started a new job in South Bend from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 31
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Kokomo
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#5. Fort Wayne, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Fort Wayne in Q1 2021: 49
--- #13 most common destination from Fort Wayne
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 53
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Fort Wayne
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#4. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Chicago in Q1 2021: 69
--- #82 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 54
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Kokomo

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#3. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Lafayette in Q1 2021: 92
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Lafayette
- Started a new job in Lafayette from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 68
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Kokomo
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#2. Kokomo, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 290
--- #3 most common destination from Kokomo
- Started a new job in Kokomo from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 290
--- 25.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Kokomo
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo from Non in Q1 2021: 306
--- #16 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Kokomo in Q1 2021: 222
--- 19.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 84 to Kokomo

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