People from these metros are finding new jobs in Cedar Rapids

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

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 Cedar Rapids, IA 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 Cedar Rapids, IA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Non-metropolitan area(s), WI

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Non in Q1 2021: 17
--- #31 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Non
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Houston in Q1 2021: 18
--- #184 (tie) most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Cedar Rapids
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 19
--- #153 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Atlanta
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#17. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Riverside in Q1 2021: 20
--- #51 (tie) most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Riverside
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#16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Tampa in Q1 2021: 21
--- #102 most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Tampa

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Dallas in Q1 2021: 22
--- #120 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 46
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Dallas
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#14. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 28
--- #52 most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Minneapolis
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), IL

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Non in Q1 2021: 28
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Cedar Rapids
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#12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Miami in Q1 2021: 39
--- #154 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Cedar Rapids
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#11. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Sioux City in Q1 2021: 42
--- #8 most common destination from Sioux City
- Started a new job in Sioux City from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Sioux City

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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 42
--- #121 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Cedar Rapids
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#9. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Chicago in Q1 2021: 56
--- #73 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 76
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Chicago
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#8. Ames, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Ames in Q1 2021: 57
--- #4 most common destination from Ames
- Started a new job in Ames from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 68
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Ames
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#7. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Omaha in Q1 2021: 73
--- #8 most common destination from Omaha
- Started a new job in Omaha from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 105
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Omaha
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#6. Dubuque, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Dubuque in Q1 2021: 158
--- #4 most common destination from Dubuque
- Started a new job in Dubuque from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 140
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Cedar Rapids

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#5. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Waterloo in Q1 2021: 216
--- #4 most common destination from Waterloo
- Started a new job in Waterloo from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 239
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Waterloo
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#4. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Davenport in Q1 2021: 217
--- #6 most common destination from Davenport
- Started a new job in Davenport from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 229
--- 6.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Davenport
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#3. Iowa City, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Iowa City in Q1 2021: 455
--- #2 most common destination from Iowa City
- Started a new job in Iowa City from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 446
--- 12.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Cedar Rapids
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#2. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Des Moines in Q1 2021: 597
--- #3 most common destination from Des Moines
- Started a new job in Des Moines from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 642
--- 18.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 45 to Des Moines
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids from Non in Q1 2021: 779
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Cedar Rapids in Q1 2021: 716
--- 20.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 63 to Cedar Rapids

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