Metros where people in Phoenix are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Phoenix 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 116
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 204
--- #26 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 88 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#29. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 124
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 148
--- #17 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 24 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#28. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 124
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 133
--- #25 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 9 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#27. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 126
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 124
--- #34 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#26. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 131
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 222
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 91 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 140
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 100
--- #34 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 40 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#24. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 142
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 136
--- #15 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#23. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 160
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 155
--- #34 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#22. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 170
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 156
--- #18 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 14 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#21. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 181
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 404
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 223 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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#20. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 194
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 535
--- #25 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 341 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#19. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 230
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 247
--- #4 most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 17 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 234
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 274
--- #32 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 40 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#17. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 248
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 285
--- #32 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 37 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#16. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 254
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 351
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 97 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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#15. Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

- Started a new job in Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 275
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ in Q1 2021: 513
--- #0 most common destination from Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
- Net job flow: 238 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#14. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City, UT from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 277
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Salt Lake City, UT in Q1 2021: 295
--- #6 most common destination from Salt Lake City, UT
- Net job flow: 18 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#13. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 316
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 639
--- #15 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 323 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 341
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 787
--- #24 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 446 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#11. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 347
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 164
--- #5 most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 183 to El Paso, TX

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#10. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 354
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 504
--- #13 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 150 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#9. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 369
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 667
--- #9 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 298 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#8. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 396
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV in Q1 2021: 508
--- #5 most common destination from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Net job flow: 112 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#7. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 404
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 672
--- #7 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 268 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 596
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 514
--- #19 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 82 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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#5. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

- Started a new job in Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 604
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ in Q1 2021: 708
--- #0 most common destination from Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
- Net job flow: 104 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#4. Yuma, AZ

- Started a new job in Yuma, AZ from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 659
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Yuma, AZ in Q1 2021: 686
--- #0 most common destination from Yuma, AZ
- Net job flow: 27 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 861
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 1,684
--- #10 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 823 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#2. Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ

- Started a new job in Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 979
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ in Q1 2021: 993
--- #0 most common destination from Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ
- Net job flow: 14 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#1. Tucson, AZ

- Started a new job in Tucson, AZ from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 5,017
--- 25.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Tucson, AZ in Q1 2021: 5,927
--- #0 most common destination from Tucson, AZ
- Net job flow: 910 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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