People from these metros are finding new jobs in Grand Rapids

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Grand Rapids

Jobs have long been one of the main reasons people move. But with the rise of remote working—pushed to greater heights by the COVID-19 pandemic—some people work for employers in new cities and states without ever leaving their original home. And sometimes a job in a new city or state is as simple as staying put but commuting to a new job that’s technically across state lines or in a different city than where you live. Still, with the majority of workers in America going into a physical building to work, many continue to move to new areas for new jobs. Seeing where people are coming from for new jobs—either physically or remotely—in a metro sheds light on an area’s job market. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI 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 in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Phoenix in Q2 2020: 36
--- #84 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Grand Rapids
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Dallas in Q2 2020: 39
--- #95 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Dallas
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#18. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Los Angeles in Q2 2020: 40
--- #107 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 25
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Grand Rapids
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Tampa in Q2 2020: 42
--- #78 (tie) most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 29
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Grand Rapids
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#16. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Bay City in Q2 2020: 44
--- #6 most common destination from Bay City
- Started a new job in Bay City from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 57
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Bay City
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#15. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Indianapolis in Q2 2020: 50
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Grand Rapids
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#14. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Monroe in Q2 2020: 50
--- #4 most common destination from Monroe
- Started a new job in Monroe from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 63
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Monroe
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#13. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Midland in Q2 2020: 56
--- #6 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 59
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Midland
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#12. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Saginaw in Q2 2020: 145
--- #6 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 122
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Grand Rapids
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#11. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Jackson in Q2 2020: 147
--- #5 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 126
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Grand Rapids
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#10. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Niles in Q2 2020: 148
--- #3 most common destination from Niles
- Started a new job in Niles from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 170
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Niles
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#9. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Battle Creek in Q2 2020: 161
--- #4 most common destination from Battle Creek
- Started a new job in Battle Creek from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 190
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Battle Creek
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#8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Chicago in Q2 2020: 178
--- #50 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 147
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Grand Rapids
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#7. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Flint in Q2 2020: 187
--- #4 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 217
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Flint
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#6. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Ann Arbor in Q2 2020: 216
--- #3 most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 222
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Ann Arbor
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#5. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Muskegon in Q2 2020: 570
--- #1 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 784
--- 9.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 214 to Muskegon
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#4. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Kalamazoo in Q2 2020: 598
--- #2 most common destination from Kalamazoo
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 620
--- 7.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Kalamazoo
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#3. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Lansing in Q2 2020: 623
--- #3 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 650
--- 7.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Lansing
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#2. Not in metropolitan area, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 1,737
--- #2 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 2,097
--- 24.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 360 to Not in metropolitan area
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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Detroit in Q2 2020: 2,386
--- #2 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Grand Rapids in Q2 2020: 3,137
--- 36.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 751 to Detroit

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