Metros where people in Denver are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Denver 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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, 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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 105
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 109
--- #29 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 4 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#29. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 106
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 116
--- #24 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 10 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#28. Cheyenne, WY

- Started a new job in Cheyenne, WY from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 106
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Cheyenne, WY in Q1 2021: 77
--- #2 most common destination from Cheyenne, WY
- Net job flow: 29 to Cheyenne, WY
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#27. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 107
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 90
--- #42 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 17 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 117
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 102
--- #32 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 15 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

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#25. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 134
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 101
--- #7 most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 33 to Albuquerque, NM
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#24. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 141
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 186
--- #15 most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 45 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#23. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 141
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 142
--- #19 most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 1 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#22. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 145
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 99
--- #32 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 46 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#21. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 146
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 388
--- #30 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 242 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

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#20. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 152
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 173
--- #21 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 21 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#19. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 154
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 295
--- #32 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 141 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#18. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 156
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 229
--- #20 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 73 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#17. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 167
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV in Q1 2021: 143
--- #12 most common destination from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Net job flow: 24 to Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
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#16. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 179
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 166
--- #32 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 13 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

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#15. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City, UT from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 194
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Salt Lake City, UT in Q1 2021: 129
--- #9 most common destination from Salt Lake City, UT
- Net job flow: 65 to Salt Lake City, UT
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#14. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 195
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 238
--- #20 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 43 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 214
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 248
--- #36 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 34 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 243
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 518
--- #34 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 275 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 244
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 541
--- #33 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 297 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

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#10. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 260
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 360
--- #29 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 100 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#9. Grand Junction, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 345
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Grand Junction, CO in Q1 2021: 374
--- #0 most common destination from Grand Junction, CO
- Net job flow: 29 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#8. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 352
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 605
--- #26 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 253 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#7. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 502
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 505
--- #25 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#6. Pueblo, CO

- Started a new job in Pueblo, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 503
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Pueblo, CO in Q1 2021: 434
--- #0 most common destination from Pueblo, CO
- Net job flow: 69 to Pueblo, CO

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#5. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 504
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 354
--- #15 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 150 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#4. Greeley, CO

- Started a new job in Greeley, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 1,325
--- 7.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Greeley, CO in Q1 2021: 1,334
--- #-1 most common destination from Greeley, CO
- Net job flow: 9 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#3. Fort Collins, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 1,685
--- 9.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 1,589
--- #0 most common destination from Fort Collins, CO
- Net job flow: 96 to Fort Collins, CO
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#2. Boulder, CO

- Started a new job in Boulder, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 2,627
--- 14.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Boulder, CO in Q1 2021: 2,620
--- #-1 most common destination from Boulder, CO
- Net job flow: 7 to Boulder, CO
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#1. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 3,014
--- 16.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 2,930
--- #0 most common destination from Colorado Springs, CO
- Net job flow: 84 to Colorado Springs, CO

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