Metros where people in Mobile are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Mobile 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 Mobile, 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 Mobile, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 11
--- #129 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 3 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#29. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 2
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Net job flow: 12 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#28. Lexington-Fayette, KY

- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 1
--- #28 most common destination from Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Net job flow: 15 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#27. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Gadsden, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Gadsden, AL in Q1 2021: 43
--- #11 most common destination from Gadsden, AL
- Net job flow: 26 to Mobile, AL
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#26. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #17 most common destination from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Net job flow: 9 to Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

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#25. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 29
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, GA-AL
- Net job flow: 8 to Mobile, AL
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#24. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 37
--- #114 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Mobile, AL
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#23. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 23
--- #100 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Mobile, AL
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#22. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 24
--- #135 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 1 to Mobile, AL
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#21. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q1 2021: 23
--- #32 most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

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#20. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 8
--- #82 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 20 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#19. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 20
--- #75 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Jacksonville, FL
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#18. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 39
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 40
--- #16 most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 1 to Mobile, AL
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#17. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Anniston-Oxford, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 40
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Anniston-Oxford, AL in Q1 2021: 66
--- #7 most common destination from Anniston-Oxford, AL
- Net job flow: 26 to Mobile, AL
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#16. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 47
--- #20 most common destination from New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Net job flow: 5 to Mobile, AL

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#15. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 47
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL in Q1 2021: 97
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Net job flow: 50 to Mobile, AL
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 47
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 28
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 19 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#13. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 50
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 28
--- #52 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 22 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#12. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 72
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 54
--- #71 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 18 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#11. Decatur, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 73
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 70
--- #4 most common destination from Decatur, AL
- Net job flow: 3 to Decatur, AL

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#10. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 81
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 100
--- #7 most common destination from Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Net job flow: 19 to Mobile, AL
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#9. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Dothan, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 101
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Dothan, AL in Q1 2021: 99
--- #4 most common destination from Dothan, AL
- Net job flow: 2 to Dothan, AL
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#8. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 104
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 89
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 15 to Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
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#7. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 122
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 52
--- #71 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 70 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#6. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 130
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Tuscaloosa, AL in Q1 2021: 236
--- #4 most common destination from Tuscaloosa, AL
- Net job flow: 106 to Mobile, AL

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#5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 169
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 119
--- #47 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 50 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#4. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Montgomery, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 249
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Montgomery, AL in Q1 2021: 293
--- #4 most common destination from Montgomery, AL
- Net job flow: 44 to Mobile, AL
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#3. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 253
--- 6.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 302
--- #5 most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 49 to Mobile, AL
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#2. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 745
--- 18.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 1,466
--- #4 most common destination from Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Net job flow: 721 to Mobile, AL
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#1. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 922
--- 22.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL in Q1 2021: 881
--- #0 most common destination from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
- Net job flow: 41 to Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

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