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In Massachusetts, 25% of job-to-job hires are from out of state

According to the US Census, about one-third to one-half of all hiring nationwide consists of workers moving from one employer to another.

March 25, 2019
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  • According to the US Census, about one-third to one-half of all hiring nationwide consists of workers moving from one employer to another. In Massachusetts, these job-to-job moves make up over 55% of all hires.
  • These moves also tend to be concentrated among younger workers. In Massachusetts, younger workers make up nearly 40% of these hires.
    Nearly of a quarter of these hires are from out of state. Relative to other gateway markets in the US, only DC recruits a greater percentage of employed workers from out of state – a whopping 63%. Out of state hires make up about one-fifth of hires in NY and IL and 13% of hires in CA.
  • In Massachusetts, these workers primarily hail from Northeast states – NY, NH, RI and CT – but 7% of out of state hires hail from CA.

    Source: US Census, Job-to-Job Flow Statistics

 

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