This paper explores whether Covid-19 could have increased the likelihood of job changes of an extreme sort; Illinoisans
may have taken jobs outside their interests and below their capacities. Employment data from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics and the US Census Bureau were used to gain insights into the issue. Results of data analysis suggest that
job-to-job moves declined in 2021, from 240,747 moves in 1st quarter, 2020 to 219,949 moves in 1st quarter, 2021, but
the Covid-19 pandemic did not result in random job changes. Another outcome of the research is the transition matrix for
occupations by industry; it shows, for example, the likelihood of one moving from an “outdoor” job to a “technology”