Metros where people in La Crosse are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in La Crosse are getting new jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted the job market in cities and towns across the country. Millions of layoffs in early 2020 forced workers to search elsewhere for jobs. Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs in the past year in favor of new pursuits in different locales. And concerns over virus spread in population-dense areas also inspired many to leave urban areas, and their jobs, in favor of rural ones.

Emerging job markets in places like Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City reflect cultural shifts in what workers are looking for in their jobs and their places of residence: year-round warmth that makes outdoor activities easy, lower income taxes, and tech-focused employers.

Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN found new jobs 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 from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#15. Racine, WI

- Started a new job in Racine, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Racine, WI in Q1 2021: 18
--- #14 most common destination from Racine, WI
- Net job flow: 8 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
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#14. Sheboygan, WI

- Started a new job in Sheboygan, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 11
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Sheboygan, WI in Q1 2021: 8
--- #13 most common destination from Sheboygan, WI
- Net job flow: 3 to Sheboygan, WI
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 6
--- #205 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 7 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#12. Duluth, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Duluth, MN-WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Duluth, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 7
--- #14 most common destination from Duluth, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 7 to Duluth, MN-WI
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#11. Janesville-Beloit, WI

- Started a new job in Janesville-Beloit, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Janesville-Beloit, WI in Q1 2021: 21
--- #14 most common destination from Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Net job flow: 6 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

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#10. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

- Started a new job in Oshkosh-Neenah, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 26
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Oshkosh-Neenah, WI in Q1 2021: 23
--- #13 most common destination from Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
- Net job flow: 3 to Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
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#9. Appleton, WI

- Started a new job in Appleton, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 39
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Appleton, WI in Q1 2021: 37
--- #12 most common destination from Appleton, WI
- Net job flow: 2 to Appleton, WI
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#8. Green Bay, WI

- Started a new job in Green Bay, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 39
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Green Bay, WI in Q1 2021: 56
--- #14 most common destination from Green Bay, WI
- Net job flow: 17 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
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#7. Rochester, MN

- Started a new job in Rochester, MN from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 39
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Rochester, MN in Q1 2021: 32
--- #2 most common destination from Rochester, MN
- Net job flow: 7 to Rochester, MN
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#6. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 44
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 45
--- #94 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 1 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

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#5. Wausau-Weston, WI

- Started a new job in Wausau-Weston, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 57
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Wausau-Weston, WI in Q1 2021: 39
--- #8 most common destination from Wausau-Weston, WI
- Net job flow: 18 to Wausau-Weston, WI
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#4. Eau Claire, WI

- Started a new job in Eau Claire, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 100
--- 9.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Eau Claire, WI in Q1 2021: 98
--- #4 most common destination from Eau Claire, WI
- Net job flow: 2 to Eau Claire, WI
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#3. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 134
--- 12.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 117
--- #16 most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 17 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#2. Madison, WI

- Started a new job in Madison, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 158
--- 14.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 204
--- #9 most common destination from Madison, WI
- Net job flow: 46 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
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#1. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 220
--- 19.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI in Q1 2021: 240
--- #12 most common destination from Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
- Net job flow: 20 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

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