Metros where people in Grand Rapids are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Grand Rapids are getting new jobs

A metro’s job market has a big impact on whether people stay in a good job or leave for greener pastures where jobs may be more plentiful or where workers can find specific jobs in their industries. Areas with growing job markets like many spots in Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI found new jobs using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in the second quarter of 2020.
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#20. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Columbus, OH in Q2 2020: 25
--- #42 most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 7 to Columbus, OH
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q2 2020: 25
--- #100 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 11 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#18. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q2 2020: 36
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 0 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
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#17. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 43
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q2 2020: 50
--- #41 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 7 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 39
--- #93 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 9 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#15. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI in Q2 2020: 36
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
- Net job flow: 12 to South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
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#14. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Bay City, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 57
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Bay City, MI in Q2 2020: 44
--- #4 most common destination from Bay City, MI
- Net job flow: 13 to Bay City, MI
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#13. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Midland, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 59
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Midland, MI in Q2 2020: 56
--- #4 most common destination from Midland, MI
- Net job flow: 3 to Midland, MI
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#12. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Monroe, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 63
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Monroe, MI in Q2 2020: 50
--- #2 most common destination from Monroe, MI
- Net job flow: 13 to Monroe, MI
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#11. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Saginaw, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 122
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Saginaw, MI in Q2 2020: 145
--- #4 most common destination from Saginaw, MI
- Net job flow: 23 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
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#10. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 126
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Jackson, MI in Q2 2020: 147
--- #3 most common destination from Jackson, MI
- Net job flow: 21 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
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#9. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 147
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q2 2020: 178
--- #48 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 31 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
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#8. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Niles, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 170
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Niles, MI in Q2 2020: 148
--- #1 most common destination from Niles, MI
- Net job flow: 22 to Niles, MI
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#7. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Battle Creek, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 190
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Battle Creek, MI in Q2 2020: 161
--- #2 most common destination from Battle Creek, MI
- Net job flow: 29 to Battle Creek, MI
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#6. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Flint, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 217
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Flint, MI in Q2 2020: 187
--- #2 most common destination from Flint, MI
- Net job flow: 30 to Flint, MI
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#5. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 222
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q2 2020: 216
--- #1 most common destination from Ann Arbor, MI
- Net job flow: 6 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#4. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 620
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q2 2020: 598
--- #0 most common destination from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
- Net job flow: 22 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#3. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Lansing-East Lansing, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 650
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Lansing-East Lansing, MI in Q2 2020: 623
--- #1 most common destination from Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Net job flow: 27 to Lansing-East Lansing, MI
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#2. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Muskegon, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 784
--- 10.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Muskegon, MI in Q2 2020: 570
--- #-1 most common destination from Muskegon, MI
- Net job flow: 214 to Muskegon, MI
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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q2 2020: 3,137
--- 40.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q2 2020: 2,386
--- #0 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 751 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

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