People from these metros are finding new jobs in La Crosse

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

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 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-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 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#17. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in La Crosse from New York in Q1 2021: 13
--- #296 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 4
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to La Crosse
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#16. Fond du Lac, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Fond du Lac in Q1 2021: 15
--- #17 most common destination from Fond du Lac
- Started a new job in Fond du Lac from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to La Crosse
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#15. Racine, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Racine in Q1 2021: 18
--- #16 most common destination from Racine
- Started a new job in Racine from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to La Crosse
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#14. Janesville-Beloit, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Janesville in Q1 2021: 21
--- #16 most common destination from Janesville
- Started a new job in Janesville from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to La Crosse
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), IA

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Non in Q1 2021: 21
--- #29 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Non

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#12. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Oshkosh in Q1 2021: 23
--- #15 most common destination from Oshkosh
- Started a new job in Oshkosh from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Oshkosh
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#11. Rochester, MN

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Rochester in Q1 2021: 32
--- #4 most common destination from Rochester
- Started a new job in Rochester from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Rochester
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#10. Appleton, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Appleton in Q1 2021: 37
--- #14 most common destination from Appleton
- Started a new job in Appleton from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Appleton
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#9. Wausau-Weston, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Wausau in Q1 2021: 39
--- #10 most common destination from Wausau
- Started a new job in Wausau from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 57
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Wausau
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#8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Chicago in Q1 2021: 45
--- #96 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 44
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to La Crosse

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#7. Green Bay, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Green Bay in Q1 2021: 56
--- #16 most common destination from Green Bay
- Started a new job in Green Bay from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to La Crosse
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), MN

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Non in Q1 2021: 76
--- #14 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 95
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Non
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#5. Eau Claire, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Eau Claire in Q1 2021: 98
--- #6 most common destination from Eau Claire
- Started a new job in Eau Claire from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 100
--- 5.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Eau Claire
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#4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 117
--- #18 most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 134
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Minneapolis
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#3. Madison, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Madison in Q1 2021: 204
--- #11 most common destination from Madison
- Started a new job in Madison from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 158
--- 9.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 46 to La Crosse

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#2. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Milwaukee in Q1 2021: 240
--- #14 most common destination from Milwaukee
- Started a new job in Milwaukee from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 220
--- 12.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to La Crosse
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), WI

- Started a new job in La Crosse from Non in Q1 2021: 451
--- #10 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 396
--- 22.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to La Crosse

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