People from these metros are finding new jobs in Kalamazoo

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

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 Kalamazoo-Portage, 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 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 10
--- #232 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Kalamazoo
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#19. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Midland in Q1 2021: 14
--- #9 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Midland
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#18. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Bay City in Q1 2021: 16
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Bay City
- Started a new job in Bay City from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Kalamazoo
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#17. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Monroe in Q1 2021: 19
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Monroe
- Started a new job in Monroe from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Kalamazoo
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#16. Elkhart-Goshen, IN

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Elkhart in Q1 2021: 20
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Elkhart
- Started a new job in Elkhart from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Elkhart

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#15. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 21
--- #71 most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Kalamazoo
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#14. Non-metropolitan area(s), IN

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Non in Q1 2021: 21
--- #51 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Kalamazoo
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#13. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Saginaw in Q1 2021: 39
--- #10 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Kalamazoo
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#12. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Flint in Q1 2021: 55
--- #10 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 50
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Kalamazoo
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#11. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Muskegon in Q1 2021: 56
--- #6 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Kalamazoo

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#10. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from South Bend in Q1 2021: 61
--- #13 most common destination from South Bend
- Started a new job in South Bend from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Kalamazoo
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#9. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 70
--- #8 most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 103
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Ann Arbor
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#8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Chicago in Q1 2021: 75
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Kalamazoo
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#7. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Jackson in Q1 2021: 123
--- #7 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 112
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Kalamazoo
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#6. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Niles in Q1 2021: 151
--- #5 most common destination from Niles
- Started a new job in Niles from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 173
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Niles

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#5. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Lansing in Q1 2021: 226
--- #6 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 222
--- 5.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Kalamazoo
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#4. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Battle Creek in Q1 2021: 291
--- #3 most common destination from Battle Creek
- Started a new job in Battle Creek from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 284
--- 7.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Kalamazoo
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Non in Q1 2021: 629
--- #4 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 615
--- 15.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Kalamazoo
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#2. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 734
--- #7 most common destination from Grand Rapids
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 796
--- 20.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Grand Rapids
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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Detroit in Q1 2021: 834
--- #9 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 754
--- 19.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 80 to Kalamazoo

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