Metros where people in Detroit are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Detroit 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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, 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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 108
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 126
--- #41 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 18 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#29. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 110
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 44
--- #29 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 66 to Jacksonville, FL
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#28. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 116
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 70
--- #37 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 46 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#27. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 121
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 101
--- #28 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 20 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#26. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 125
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 168
--- #19 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 43 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

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#25. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 139
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 150
--- #17 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 11 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#24. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 158
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 84
--- #35 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 74 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#23. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 168
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 149
--- #11 most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 19 to Cleveland-Elyria, OH
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#22. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 179
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 191
--- #13 most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 12 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#21. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 204
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 116
--- #26 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 88 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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#20. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 205
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 61
--- #37 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 144 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#19. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Bay City, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 219
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Bay City, MI in Q1 2021: 234
--- #0 most common destination from Bay City, MI
- Net job flow: 15 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 226
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 267
--- #36 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 41 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#17. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Midland, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 231
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Midland, MI in Q1 2021: 212
--- #0 most common destination from Midland, MI
- Net job flow: 19 to Midland, MI
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#16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 248
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 122
--- #30 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 126 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 288
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 202
--- #45 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 86 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#14. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Toledo, OH from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 316
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Toledo, OH in Q1 2021: 681
--- #4 most common destination from Toledo, OH
- Net job flow: 365 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 325
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 237
--- #27 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 88 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#12. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Muskegon, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 336
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Muskegon, MI in Q1 2021: 340
--- #1 most common destination from Muskegon, MI
- Net job flow: 4 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#11. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Battle Creek, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 358
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Battle Creek, MI in Q1 2021: 358
--- #0 most common destination from Battle Creek, MI
- Net job flow: 0 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

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#10. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Niles, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 439
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Niles, MI in Q1 2021: 433
--- #0 most common destination from Niles, MI
- Net job flow: 6 to Niles, MI
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#9. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 510
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 609
--- #16 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 99 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#8. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Monroe, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 577
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Monroe, MI in Q1 2021: 620
--- #-1 most common destination from Monroe, MI
- Net job flow: 43 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#7. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Saginaw, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 685
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Saginaw, MI in Q1 2021: 824
--- #0 most common destination from Saginaw, MI
- Net job flow: 139 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#6. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 736
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Jackson, MI in Q1 2021: 779
--- #-1 most common destination from Jackson, MI
- Net job flow: 43 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

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#5. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 834
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 754
--- #0 most common destination from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
- Net job flow: 80 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#4. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Lansing-East Lansing, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 2,006
--- 9.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Lansing-East Lansing, MI in Q1 2021: 1,954
--- #0 most common destination from Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Net job flow: 52 to Lansing-East Lansing, MI
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#3. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Flint, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 2,158
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Flint, MI in Q1 2021: 1,978
--- #-1 most common destination from Flint, MI
- Net job flow: 180 to Flint, MI
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#2. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 2,450
--- 11.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 2,445
--- #-1 most common destination from Ann Arbor, MI
- Net job flow: 5 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#1. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 4,043
--- 18.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q1 2021: 3,815
--- #0 most common destination from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
- Net job flow: 228 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

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