Metros where people in Colorado Springs are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, CO 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 Colorado Springs, CO in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 40
--- #143 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 19 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#29. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #68 (tie) most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
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#28. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 29
--- #72 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 6 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#27. Cheyenne, WY

- Started a new job in Cheyenne, WY from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Cheyenne, WY in Q1 2021: 10
--- #5 (tie) most common destination from Cheyenne, WY
- Net job flow: 14 to Cheyenne, WY
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#26. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 19
--- #61 (tie) most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 5 to Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

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#25. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 17
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 7 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#24. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 25
--- #91 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 0 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#23. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV in Q1 2021: 24
--- #55 most common destination from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Net job flow: 2 to Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
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#22. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 51
--- #122 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 24 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#21. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 29
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Colorado Springs, CO

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#20. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City, UT from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Salt Lake City, UT in Q1 2021: 19
--- #47 (tie) most common destination from Salt Lake City, UT
- Net job flow: 8 to Salt Lake City, UT
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#19. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 30
--- #66 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 0 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#18. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 25
--- #68 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 7 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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#17. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 46
--- #62 (tie) most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 14 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#16. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 36
--- #53 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Colorado Springs, CO

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#15. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 25
--- #22 most common destination from Oklahoma City, OK
- Net job flow: 9 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#14. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 28
--- #19 most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 7 to Albuquerque, NM
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#13. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 110
--- #97 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 70 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 44
--- #105 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 3 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 98
--- #79 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 48 to Colorado Springs, CO

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#10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 37
--- #60 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 14 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#9. Grand Junction, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 71
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Grand Junction, CO in Q1 2021: 71
--- #2 most common destination from Grand Junction, CO
- Net job flow: 0 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 85
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 102
--- #49 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 17 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#7. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 91
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 80
--- #50 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 11 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 Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 95
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 116
--- #77 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 21 to Colorado Springs, CO

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#5. Greeley, CO

- Started a new job in Greeley, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 117
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Greeley, CO in Q1 2021: 116
--- #4 most common destination from Greeley, CO
- Net job flow: 1 to Greeley, CO
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#4. Boulder, CO

- Started a new job in Boulder, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 214
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Boulder, CO in Q1 2021: 206
--- #3 most common destination from Boulder, CO
- Net job flow: 8 to Boulder, CO
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#3. Fort Collins, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 282
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 214
--- #3 most common destination from Fort Collins, CO
- Net job flow: 68 to Fort Collins, CO
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#2. Pueblo, CO

- Started a new job in Pueblo, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 298
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Pueblo, CO in Q1 2021: 303
--- #1 most common destination from Pueblo, CO
- Net job flow: 5 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#1. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 2,930
--- 50.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 3,014
--- #0 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 84 to Colorado Springs, CO

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