People from these metros are finding new jobs in Detroit

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

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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, 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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Detroit from Columbus in Q1 2021: 191
--- #15 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Detroit in Q1 2021: 179
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Detroit
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Detroit from Dallas in Q1 2021: 202
--- #47 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Detroit in Q1 2021: 288
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 86 to Dallas
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#18. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Midland in Q1 2021: 212
--- #2 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Detroit in Q1 2021: 231
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Midland
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#17. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Bay City in Q1 2021: 234
--- #2 most common destination from Bay City
- Started a new job in Bay City from Detroit in Q1 2021: 219
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Detroit
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Detroit from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 237
--- #29 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Detroit in Q1 2021: 325
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 88 to Atlanta

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#15. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Detroit from New York in Q1 2021: 267
--- #38 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Detroit in Q1 2021: 226
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 41 to Detroit
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#14. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Muskegon in Q1 2021: 340
--- #3 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Detroit in Q1 2021: 336
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Detroit
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#13. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Battle Creek in Q1 2021: 358
--- #2 most common destination from Battle Creek
- Started a new job in Battle Creek from Detroit in Q1 2021: 358
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Detroit
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#12. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Niles in Q1 2021: 433
--- #2 most common destination from Niles
- Started a new job in Niles from Detroit in Q1 2021: 439
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Niles
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#11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Chicago in Q1 2021: 609
--- #18 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Detroit in Q1 2021: 510
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 99 to Detroit

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#10. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Monroe in Q1 2021: 620
--- #1 most common destination from Monroe
- Started a new job in Monroe from Detroit in Q1 2021: 577
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 43 to Detroit
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#9. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Detroit from Toledo in Q1 2021: 681
--- #6 most common destination from Toledo
- Started a new job in Toledo from Detroit in Q1 2021: 316
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 365 to Detroit
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#8. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 754
--- #2 most common destination from Kalamazoo
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Detroit in Q1 2021: 834
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 80 to Kalamazoo
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#7. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Jackson in Q1 2021: 779
--- #1 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Detroit in Q1 2021: 736
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 43 to Detroit
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#6. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Saginaw in Q1 2021: 824
--- #2 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Detroit in Q1 2021: 685
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 139 to Detroit

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#5. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Lansing in Q1 2021: 1,954
--- #2 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Detroit in Q1 2021: 2,006
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 52 to Lansing
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#4. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Flint in Q1 2021: 1,978
--- #1 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Detroit in Q1 2021: 2,158
--- 9.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 180 to Flint
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Non in Q1 2021: 2,433
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Detroit in Q1 2021: 2,580
--- 10.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 147 to Non
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#2. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 2,445
--- #1 most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Detroit in Q1 2021: 2,450
--- 10.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Ann Arbor
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#1. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 3,815
--- #2 most common destination from Grand Rapids
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Detroit in Q1 2021: 4,043
--- 16.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 228 to Grand Rapids

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