Metros where people in Birmingham are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Birmingham are getting new jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted the job market in cities and towns across the country. Millions of layoffs in early 2020 forced workers to search elsewhere for jobs. Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs in the past year in favor of new pursuits in different locales. And concerns over virus spread in population-dense areas also inspired many to leave urban areas, and their jobs, in favor of rural ones.

Emerging job markets in places like Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City reflect cultural shifts in what workers are looking for in their jobs and their places of residence: year-round warmth that makes outdoor activities easy, lower income taxes, and tech-focused employers.

Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Birmingham-Hoover, AL found new jobs 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 from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 26
--- #59 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 8 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#29. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 39
--- #23 most common destination from New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Net job flow: 4 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#28. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 54
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 19 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#27. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #17 most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 15 to Baton Rouge, LA
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#26. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q1 2021: 24
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

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

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 42
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 42
--- #97 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 0 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#24. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 38
--- #65 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Jacksonville, FL
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#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 76
--- #70 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 33 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#22. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 51
--- #64 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 2 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#21. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- #38 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 34 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

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#20. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 54
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 40
--- #54 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 14 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#19. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 69
--- #18 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 14 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#18. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 76
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 102
--- #7 most common destination from Columbus, GA-AL
- Net job flow: 26 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 83
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 54
--- #57 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 29 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#16. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 87
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 57
--- #63 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 30 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

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#15. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 94
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 74
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 20 to Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 115
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 119
--- #73 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#13. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 178
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 150
--- #16 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 28 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#12. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Dothan, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 204
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Dothan, AL in Q1 2021: 235
--- #1 most common destination from Dothan, AL
- Net job flow: 31 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#11. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 286
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL in Q1 2021: 287
--- #2 most common destination from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Net job flow: 1 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL

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#10. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 306
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 346
--- #2 most common destination from Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Net job flow: 40 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#9. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 388
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL in Q1 2021: 319
--- #1 most common destination from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
- Net job flow: 69 to Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
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#8. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Gadsden, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 388
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Gadsden, AL in Q1 2021: 510
--- #0 most common destination from Gadsden, AL
- Net job flow: 122 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#7. Decatur, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 392
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 394
--- #2 most common destination from Decatur, AL
- Net job flow: 2 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#6. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Anniston-Oxford, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 420
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Anniston-Oxford, AL in Q1 2021: 475
--- #1 most common destination from Anniston-Oxford, AL
- Net job flow: 55 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL

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#5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 447
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 465
--- #22 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 18 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#4. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 1,092
--- 10.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Tuscaloosa, AL in Q1 2021: 1,078
--- #0 most common destination from Tuscaloosa, AL
- Net job flow: 14 to Tuscaloosa, AL
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#3. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Montgomery, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 1,124
--- 10.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Montgomery, AL in Q1 2021: 1,263
--- #0 most common destination from Montgomery, AL
- Net job flow: 139 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#2. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 1,466
--- 14.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 745
--- #0 most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 721 to Mobile, AL
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#1. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 1,492
--- 14.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 1,444
--- #0 most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 48 to Huntsville, AL

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