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Chicago Talent on the Move: Where People Live & Work after COVID-19

Linsey Smith • 6/21/2021

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Who really moved in 2020?  

During the pandemic, more people moved than usual. Moves increased from approximately 1.8 million in the previous two years to 2.0 million in 2020 and gateway markets saw a larger number of people migrate. However, as people moved out of gateway markets and CBDs, businesses have not. 

Are people leaving the City of Chicago? 

If so, where are they going? Our two reports Talent on the Move: City of Chicago Trends and Talent on the Move: Metro Chicago Regional Trends explore this.

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