Metros where people in Fort Collins are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, CO in the first quarter of 2021.

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#26. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 7
--- #116 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 3 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#25. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #101 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
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#24. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 13
--- #96 (tie) most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 0 to Fort Collins, CO
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#23. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 13
--- #165 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 0 to Fort Collins, CO
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#22. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 9
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 5 to Albuquerque, NM

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#21. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #200 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 3 to Fort Collins, CO
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#20. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City, UT from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Salt Lake City, UT in Q1 2021: 13
--- #84 most common destination from Salt Lake City, UT
- Net job flow: 1 to Salt Lake City, UT
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#19. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 24
--- #86 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 8 to Fort Collins, CO
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#18. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 20
--- #92 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Fort Collins, CO
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#17. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 29
--- #158 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 11 to Fort Collins, CO

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#16. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 15
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 3 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#15. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 28
--- #160 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 9 to Fort Collins, CO
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 38
--- #145 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 18 to Fort Collins, CO
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#13. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 20
--- #87 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#12. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #90 (tie) most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 2 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

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

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #106 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 12 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 39
--- #107 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 11 to Fort Collins, CO
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#9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 31
--- #154 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#8. Cheyenne, WY

- Started a new job in Cheyenne, WY from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Cheyenne, WY in Q1 2021: 40
--- #3 most common destination from Cheyenne, WY
- Net job flow: 1 to Cheyenne, WY
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#7. Pueblo, CO

- Started a new job in Pueblo, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Pueblo, CO in Q1 2021: 42
--- #3 most common destination from Pueblo, CO
- Net job flow: 0 to Fort Collins, CO

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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 51
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 30
--- #79 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 21 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#5. Grand Junction, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 51
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Grand Junction, CO in Q1 2021: 43
--- #3 most common destination from Grand Junction, CO
- Net job flow: 8 to Grand Junction, CO
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#4. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 214
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 282
--- #3 most common destination from Colorado Springs, CO
- Net job flow: 68 to Fort Collins, CO
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#3. Boulder, CO

- Started a new job in Boulder, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 294
--- 8.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Boulder, CO in Q1 2021: 326
--- #1 most common destination from Boulder, CO
- Net job flow: 32 to Fort Collins, CO
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#2. Greeley, CO

- Started a new job in Greeley, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 529
--- 14.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Greeley, CO in Q1 2021: 541
--- #1 most common destination from Greeley, CO
- Net job flow: 12 to Fort Collins, CO

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#1. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Fort Collins, CO in Q1 2021: 1,589
--- 44.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Collins, CO from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 1,685
--- #2 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 96 to Fort Collins, CO

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