People from these metros are finding new jobs in Rochester, Minnesota

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

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

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#15. Sioux Falls, SD

- Started a new job in Rochester from Sioux Falls in Q1 2021: 10
--- #113 most common destination from Sioux Falls
- Started a new job in Sioux Falls from Rochester in Q1 2021: 2
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rochester
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#14. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Rochester from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 11
--- #158 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Rochester in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Phoenix
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#13. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in Rochester from Milwaukee in Q1 2021: 11
--- #61 most common destination from Milwaukee
- Started a new job in Milwaukee from Rochester in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Milwaukee
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#12. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Rochester from Boston in Q1 2021: 13
--- #379 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Rochester in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Rochester
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#11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Rochester from Chicago in Q1 2021: 14
--- #197 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Rochester in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Rochester

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#10. Eau Claire, WI

- Started a new job in Rochester from Eau Claire in Q1 2021: 14
--- #14 most common destination from Eau Claire
- Started a new job in Eau Claire from Rochester in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Eau Claire
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#9. St. Cloud, MN

- Started a new job in Rochester from St. Cloud in Q1 2021: 22
--- #7 most common destination from St. Cloud
- Started a new job in St. Cloud from Rochester in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Rochester
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#8. Non-metropolitan area(s), IA

- Started a new job in Rochester from Non in Q1 2021: 27
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rochester in Q1 2021: 41
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Non
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#7. Fargo, ND-MN

- Started a new job in Rochester from Fargo in Q1 2021: 30
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Fargo
- Started a new job in Fargo from Rochester in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Rochester
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), WI

- Started a new job in Rochester from Non in Q1 2021: 30
--- #29 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rochester in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Rochester

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#5. Mankato, MN

- Started a new job in Rochester from Mankato in Q1 2021: 36
--- #4 most common destination from Mankato
- Started a new job in Mankato from Rochester in Q1 2021: 41
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Mankato
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#4. Duluth, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Rochester from Duluth in Q1 2021: 38
--- #8 most common destination from Duluth
- Started a new job in Duluth from Rochester in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Rochester
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#3. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

- Started a new job in Rochester from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 39
--- #12 most common destination from La Crosse
- Started a new job in La Crosse from Rochester in Q1 2021: 32
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Rochester
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), MN

- Started a new job in Rochester from Non in Q1 2021: 330
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rochester in Q1 2021: 325
--- 20.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Rochester
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#1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Rochester from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 692
--- #5 most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from Rochester in Q1 2021: 658
--- 42.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Rochester

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