People from these metros are finding new jobs in Madison

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

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 Madison, WI 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 Madison, WI in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Madison from New York in Q1 2021: 31
--- #95 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Madison in Q1 2021: 44
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to New York
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#19. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Madison from Denver in Q1 2021: 34
--- #56 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Madison in Q1 2021: 54
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Denver
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#18. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Madison from Boston in Q1 2021: 36
--- #79 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Madison in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Madison
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#17. Dubuque, IA

- Started a new job in Madison from Dubuque in Q1 2021: 40
--- #11 most common destination from Dubuque
- Started a new job in Dubuque from Madison in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Madison
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#16. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Madison from Rockford in Q1 2021: 62
--- #10 most common destination from Rockford
- Started a new job in Rockford from Madison in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Madison

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#15. Non-metropolitan area(s), IL

- Started a new job in Madison from Non in Q1 2021: 78
--- #20 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Madison in Q1 2021: 74
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Madison
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#14. Sheboygan, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Sheboygan in Q1 2021: 94
--- #6 most common destination from Sheboygan
- Started a new job in Sheboygan from Madison in Q1 2021: 82
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Madison
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#13. Wausau-Weston, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Wausau in Q1 2021: 125
--- #3 most common destination from Wausau
- Started a new job in Wausau from Madison in Q1 2021: 211
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 86 to Wausau
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#12. Eau Claire, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Eau Claire in Q1 2021: 135
--- #5 most common destination from Eau Claire
- Started a new job in Eau Claire from Madison in Q1 2021: 124
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Madison
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#11. Racine, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Racine in Q1 2021: 155
--- #5 most common destination from Racine
- Started a new job in Racine from Madison in Q1 2021: 142
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Madison

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#10. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

- Started a new job in Madison from La Crosse in Q1 2021: 158
--- #4 most common destination from La Crosse
- Started a new job in La Crosse from Madison in Q1 2021: 204
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 46 to La Crosse
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#9. Fond du Lac, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Fond du Lac in Q1 2021: 167
--- #5 most common destination from Fond du Lac
- Started a new job in Fond du Lac from Madison in Q1 2021: 113
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to Madison
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#8. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Oshkosh in Q1 2021: 171
--- #6 most common destination from Oshkosh
- Started a new job in Oshkosh from Madison in Q1 2021: 184
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Oshkosh
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#7. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 217
--- #14 most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from Madison in Q1 2021: 167
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 50 to Madison
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#6. Appleton, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Appleton in Q1 2021: 310
--- #6 most common destination from Appleton
- Started a new job in Appleton from Madison in Q1 2021: 254
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 56 to Madison

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#5. Green Bay, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Green Bay in Q1 2021: 318
--- #5 most common destination from Green Bay
- Started a new job in Green Bay from Madison in Q1 2021: 284
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Madison
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#4. Janesville-Beloit, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Janesville in Q1 2021: 396
--- #3 most common destination from Janesville
- Started a new job in Janesville from Madison in Q1 2021: 373
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Madison
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Chicago in Q1 2021: 525
--- #23 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Madison in Q1 2021: 393
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 132 to Madison
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Non in Q1 2021: 1,563
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Madison in Q1 2021: 1,540
--- 20.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Madison
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#1. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in Madison from Milwaukee in Q1 2021: 2,056
--- #4 most common destination from Milwaukee
- Started a new job in Milwaukee from Madison in Q1 2021: 1,997
--- 26.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 59 to Madison

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