People from these metros are finding new jobs in Jackson, Michigan

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

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 Jackson, 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 Jackson, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Jackson from Chicago in Q1 2021: 12
--- #256 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Jackson in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Jackson
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#13. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Muskegon in Q1 2021: 13
--- #13 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Jackson in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Jackson
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#12. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Jackson from Toledo in Q1 2021: 15
--- #41 most common destination from Toledo
- Started a new job in Toledo from Jackson in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Jackson
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#11. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Saginaw in Q1 2021: 24
--- #11 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Jackson in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Jackson
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#10. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Monroe in Q1 2021: 24
--- #8 most common destination from Monroe
- Started a new job in Monroe from Jackson in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Monroe

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#9. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Niles in Q1 2021: 30
--- #16 most common destination from Niles
- Started a new job in Niles from Jackson in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Jackson
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#8. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Battle Creek in Q1 2021: 74
--- #7 most common destination from Battle Creek
- Started a new job in Battle Creek from Jackson in Q1 2021: 107
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Battle Creek
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#7. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Flint in Q1 2021: 97
--- #9 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Jackson in Q1 2021: 55
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Jackson
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#6. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 112
--- #8 most common destination from Kalamazoo
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Jackson in Q1 2021: 123
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Kalamazoo
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#5. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 145
--- #6 most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Jackson in Q1 2021: 191
--- 9.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 46 to Ann Arbor

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#4. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 196
--- #12 most common destination from Grand Rapids
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Jackson in Q1 2021: 211
--- 10.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Grand Rapids
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Non in Q1 2021: 211
--- #10 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Jackson in Q1 2021: 233
--- 11.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Non
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#2. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Lansing in Q1 2021: 246
--- #7 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Jackson in Q1 2021: 215
--- 10.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Jackson
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#1. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson from Jackson in Q1 2021: 676
--- #2 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Jackson in Q1 2021: 676
--- 32.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Jackson

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