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

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Midland, 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 Midland, 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 Midland, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Midland from Chicago in Q1 2021: 11
--- #373 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Midland in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Midland
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#10. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 11
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Midland in Q1 2021: 10
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Midland
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#9. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Muskegon in Q1 2021: 12
--- #14 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Midland in Q1 2021: 10
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Midland
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#8. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 20
--- #20 most common destination from Kalamazoo
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Midland in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Midland
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#7. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Flint in Q1 2021: 44
--- #11 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Midland in Q1 2021: 43
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Midland

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#6. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Lansing in Q1 2021: 47
--- #16 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Midland in Q1 2021: 34
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Midland
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#5. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Bay City in Q1 2021: 76
--- #5 most common destination from Bay City
- Started a new job in Bay City from Midland in Q1 2021: 92
--- 9.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Bay City
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#4. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 84
--- #14 most common destination from Grand Rapids
- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Midland in Q1 2021: 86
--- 8.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Grand Rapids
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#3. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Saginaw in Q1 2021: 122
--- #8 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Midland in Q1 2021: 104
--- 10.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Midland
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Non in Q1 2021: 198
--- #13 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Midland in Q1 2021: 204
--- 21.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Non

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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Midland from Detroit in Q1 2021: 231
--- #19 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Midland in Q1 2021: 212
--- 22.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Midland

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