People from these metros are finding new jobs in Rapid City

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

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 Rapid City, SD 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 Rapid City, SD in the first quarter of 2021.

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#18. Non-metropolitan area(s), IA

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Non in Q1 2021: 10
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Rapid City
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#17. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Omaha in Q1 2021: 10
--- #54 most common destination from Omaha
- Started a new job in Omaha from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Omaha
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#16. Bismarck, ND

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Bismarck in Q1 2021: 10
--- #20 most common destination from Bismarck
- Started a new job in Bismarck from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 4
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Rapid City
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#15. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 11
--- #147 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Phoenix
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Dallas in Q1 2021: 11
--- #264 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Rapid City

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#13. Lincoln, NE

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Lincoln in Q1 2021: 11
--- #43 most common destination from Lincoln
- Started a new job in Lincoln from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Rapid City
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#12. Fargo, ND-MN

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Fargo in Q1 2021: 12
--- #305 (tie) most common destination from Fargo
- Started a new job in Fargo from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Rapid City
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#11. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Seattle in Q1 2021: 12
--- #235 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 4
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rapid City
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#10. Non-metropolitan area(s), MN

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Non in Q1 2021: 14
--- #45 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Rapid City
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#9. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Sioux City in Q1 2021: 16
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Sioux City
- Started a new job in Sioux City from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Rapid City

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#8. Casper, WY

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Casper in Q1 2021: 17
--- #94 (tie) most common destination from Casper
- Started a new job in Casper from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Rapid City
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#7. Non-metropolitan area(s), NE

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Non in Q1 2021: 19
--- #23 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 16
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Rapid City
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#6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 20
--- #121 (tie) most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Rapid City
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#5. Non-metropolitan area(s), ND

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Non in Q1 2021: 24
--- #22 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 16
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rapid City
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#4. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Denver in Q1 2021: 34
--- #124 (tie) most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Rapid City

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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), WY

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Non in Q1 2021: 46
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Rapid City
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#2. Sioux Falls, SD

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Sioux Falls in Q1 2021: 289
--- #3 most common destination from Sioux Falls
- Started a new job in Sioux Falls from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 247
--- 19.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Rapid City
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), SD

- Started a new job in Rapid City from Non in Q1 2021: 391
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rapid City in Q1 2021: 371
--- 29.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Rapid City

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