Metros where people in Ann Arbor are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor, MI 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 Ann Arbor, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 17
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 6 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#29. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 9
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 3 to Cleveland-Elyria, OH
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#28. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 7
--- #107 most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 5 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#27. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 11
--- #135 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 1 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#26. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 18
--- #97 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 4 to Ann Arbor, MI

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#25. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in Q1 2021: 6
--- #55 (tie) most common destination from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Net job flow: 8 to San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
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#24. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 16
--- #71 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 1 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#23. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 15
--- #154 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 2 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#22. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 10
--- #114 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 7 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#21. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 10
--- #148 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

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#20. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 10
--- #177 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 7 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #174 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 6 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#18. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 12
--- #110 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 8 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 18
--- #129 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 3 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#16. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Muskegon, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Muskegon, MI in Q1 2021: 25
--- #7 most common destination from Muskegon, MI
- Net job flow: 1 to Ann Arbor, MI

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- #183 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 7 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#14. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 9
--- #71 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 16 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 39
--- #119 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 9 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#12. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Saginaw, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Saginaw, MI in Q1 2021: 44
--- #7 most common destination from Saginaw, MI
- Net job flow: 2 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#11. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Toledo, OH from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Toledo, OH in Q1 2021: 69
--- #15 most common destination from Toledo, OH
- Net job flow: 26 to Ann Arbor, MI

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#10. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Niles, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 44
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Niles, MI in Q1 2021: 35
--- #8 most common destination from Niles, MI
- Net job flow: 9 to Niles, MI
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#9. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Battle Creek, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 46
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Battle Creek, MI in Q1 2021: 38
--- #6 most common destination from Battle Creek, MI
- Net job flow: 8 to Battle Creek, MI
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#8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 49
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 63
--- #85 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 14 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#7. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 70
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 103
--- #8 most common destination from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
- Net job flow: 33 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#6. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Monroe, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 95
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Monroe, MI in Q1 2021: 72
--- #2 most common destination from Monroe, MI
- Net job flow: 23 to Monroe, MI

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#5. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Flint, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 119
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Flint, MI in Q1 2021: 119
--- #5 most common destination from Flint, MI
- Net job flow: 0 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#4. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 145
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Jackson, MI in Q1 2021: 191
--- #4 most common destination from Jackson, MI
- Net job flow: 46 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#3. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Lansing-East Lansing, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 183
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Lansing-East Lansing, MI in Q1 2021: 256
--- #6 most common destination from Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Net job flow: 73 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#2. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 347
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q1 2021: 369
--- #6 most common destination from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
- Net job flow: 22 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 2,445
--- 56.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 2,450
--- #1 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 5 to Ann Arbor, MI

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