People from these metros are finding new jobs in Mankato

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

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 Mankato, MN 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 Mankato, MN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#5. St. Cloud, MN

- Started a new job in Mankato from St. Cloud in Q1 2021: 26
--- #5 most common destination from St. Cloud
- Started a new job in St. Cloud from Mankato in Q1 2021: 26
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Mankato
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#4. Duluth, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Mankato from Duluth in Q1 2021: 27
--- #10 most common destination from Duluth
- Started a new job in Duluth from Mankato in Q1 2021: 25
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Mankato
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#3. Rochester, MN

- Started a new job in Mankato from Rochester in Q1 2021: 41
--- #6 most common destination from Rochester
- Started a new job in Rochester from Mankato in Q1 2021: 36
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Mankato
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), MN

- Started a new job in Mankato from Non in Q1 2021: 242
--- #7 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Mankato in Q1 2021: 264
--- 27.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Non
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#1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Mankato from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 481
--- #7 most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from Mankato in Q1 2021: 472
--- 48.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Mankato

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