Metros where people in Kalamazoo are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo-Portage, 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 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#25. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 5
--- #160 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 5 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#24. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 3
--- #183 (tie) most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 7 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#23. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 8
--- #120 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 2 to Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
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#22. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 10
--- #230 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 0 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#21. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #187 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 2 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

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#20. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 6
--- #145 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#19. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 10
--- #76 most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 4 to Columbus, OH
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #190 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 5 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#17. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Monroe, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Monroe, MI in Q1 2021: 19
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Monroe, MI
- Net job flow: 4 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 8
--- #206 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 11 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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#15. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Midland, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Midland, MI in Q1 2021: 14
--- #7 most common destination from Midland, MI
- Net job flow: 6 to Midland, MI
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#14. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 21
--- #69 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 1 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 75
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 40 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#12. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Saginaw, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 36
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Saginaw, MI in Q1 2021: 39
--- #8 most common destination from Saginaw, MI
- Net job flow: 3 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#11. Elkhart-Goshen, IN

- Started a new job in Elkhart-Goshen, IN from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 36
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Elkhart-Goshen, IN in Q1 2021: 20
--- #12 (tie) most common destination from Elkhart-Goshen, IN
- Net job flow: 16 to Elkhart-Goshen, IN

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#10. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Flint, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 50
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Flint, MI in Q1 2021: 55
--- #8 most common destination from Flint, MI
- Net job flow: 5 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#9. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Muskegon, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Muskegon, MI in Q1 2021: 56
--- #4 most common destination from Muskegon, MI
- Net job flow: 4 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#8. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI in Q1 2021: 61
--- #11 most common destination from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
- Net job flow: 9 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#7. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Ann Arbor, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 103
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Ann Arbor, MI in Q1 2021: 70
--- #6 most common destination from Ann Arbor, MI
- Net job flow: 33 to Ann Arbor, MI
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#6. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Jackson, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 112
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Jackson, MI in Q1 2021: 123
--- #5 most common destination from Jackson, MI
- Net job flow: 11 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

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#5. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Niles, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 173
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Niles, MI in Q1 2021: 151
--- #3 most common destination from Niles, MI
- Net job flow: 22 to Niles, MI
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#4. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Lansing-East Lansing, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 222
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Lansing-East Lansing, MI in Q1 2021: 226
--- #4 most common destination from Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Net job flow: 4 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#3. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Battle Creek, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 284
--- 8.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Battle Creek, MI in Q1 2021: 291
--- #1 most common destination from Battle Creek, MI
- Net job flow: 7 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#2. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 754
--- 23.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 834
--- #7 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 80 to Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
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#1. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in Q1 2021: 796
--- 24.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo-Portage, MI from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q1 2021: 734
--- #5 most common destination from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
- Net job flow: 62 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

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