People from these metros are finding new jobs in Ann Arbor

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

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 Ann Arbor, MI 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 Ann Arbor, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Dallas in Q1 2021: 17
--- #185 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Dallas
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#19. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Bay City in Q1 2021: 18
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Bay City
- Started a new job in Bay City from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Ann Arbor
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Washington in Q1 2021: 18
--- #131 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Washington
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#17. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Cincinnati in Q1 2021: 18
--- #99 most common destination from Cincinnati
- Started a new job in Cincinnati from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Ann Arbor
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#16. Non-metropolitan area(s), OH

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Non in Q1 2021: 20
--- #169 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 3
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Ann Arbor

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#15. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Muskegon in Q1 2021: 25
--- #9 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Ann Arbor
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#14. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Niles in Q1 2021: 35
--- #10 most common destination from Niles
- Started a new job in Niles from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 44
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Niles
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#13. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Battle Creek in Q1 2021: 38
--- #8 most common destination from Battle Creek
- Started a new job in Battle Creek from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 46
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Battle Creek
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from New York in Q1 2021: 39
--- #121 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Ann Arbor
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#11. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Saginaw in Q1 2021: 44
--- #9 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Ann Arbor

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#10. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Chicago in Q1 2021: 63
--- #87 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 49
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Ann Arbor
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#9. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Toledo in Q1 2021: 69
--- #17 most common destination from Toledo
- Started a new job in Toledo from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Ann Arbor
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#8. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Monroe in Q1 2021: 72
--- #4 most common destination from Monroe
- Started a new job in Monroe from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 95
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Monroe
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#7. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 103
--- #10 most common destination from Kalamazoo
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 70
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Ann Arbor
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#6. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Flint in Q1 2021: 119
--- #7 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 119
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Ann Arbor

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#5. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Jackson in Q1 2021: 191
--- #6 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 145
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 46 to Ann Arbor
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#4. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Lansing in Q1 2021: 256
--- #8 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 183
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 73 to Ann Arbor
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Non in Q1 2021: 259
--- #9 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 276
--- 7.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Non
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#2. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 369
--- #8 most common destination from Grand Rapids
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 347
--- 9.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Ann Arbor
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#1. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 1,270
--- #2 most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 1,270
--- 35.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Ann Arbor

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