People from these metros are finding new jobs in Akron

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

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 Akron, OH 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 Akron, OH in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Akron from Washington in Q1 2021: 22
--- #141 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Akron in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Akron
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#19. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Weirton in Q1 2021: 25
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Weirton
- Started a new job in Weirton from Akron in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Weirton
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#18. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Akron from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 26
--- #89 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Akron in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Akron
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#17. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Wheeling in Q1 2021: 31
--- #17 most common destination from Wheeling
- Started a new job in Wheeling from Akron in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Akron
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#16. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Akron from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 34
--- #78 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Akron in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Akron

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#15. Lima, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Lima in Q1 2021: 37
--- #8 most common destination from Lima
- Started a new job in Lima from Akron in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Lima
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Akron from Chicago in Q1 2021: 40
--- #102 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Akron in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Akron
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#13. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Akron from Detroit in Q1 2021: 44
--- #49 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Akron in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Detroit
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#12. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Huntington in Q1 2021: 47
--- #26 most common destination from Huntington
- Started a new job in Huntington from Akron in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Akron
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Akron from New York in Q1 2021: 53
--- #129 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Akron in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Akron

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#10. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Akron from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 79
--- #36 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Akron in Q1 2021: 68
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Akron
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#9. Mansfield, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Mansfield in Q1 2021: 85
--- #6 most common destination from Mansfield
- Started a new job in Mansfield from Akron in Q1 2021: 81
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Akron
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#8. Dayton-Kettering, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Dayton in Q1 2021: 188
--- #8 most common destination from Dayton
- Started a new job in Dayton from Akron in Q1 2021: 172
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Akron
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#7. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Toledo in Q1 2021: 289
--- #8 most common destination from Toledo
- Started a new job in Toledo from Akron in Q1 2021: 255
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Akron
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#6. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Akron from Cincinnati in Q1 2021: 472
--- #10 most common destination from Cincinnati
- Started a new job in Cincinnati from Akron in Q1 2021: 496
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Cincinnati

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#5. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Akron from Youngstown in Q1 2021: 480
--- #5 most common destination from Youngstown
- Started a new job in Youngstown from Akron in Q1 2021: 414
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 66 to Akron
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#4. Non-metropolitan area(s), OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Non in Q1 2021: 826
--- #7 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Akron in Q1 2021: 857
--- 9.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Non
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#3. Canton-Massillon, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Canton in Q1 2021: 1,051
--- #2 most common destination from Canton
- Started a new job in Canton from Akron in Q1 2021: 963
--- 10.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 88 to Akron
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#2. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Columbus in Q1 2021: 1,123
--- #7 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Akron in Q1 2021: 1,140
--- 12.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Columbus
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#1. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Akron from Cleveland in Q1 2021: 3,630
--- #3 most common destination from Cleveland
- Started a new job in Cleveland from Akron in Q1 2021: 3,599
--- 38.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Akron

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