Metros where people in Lakeland are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Lakeland 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 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 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 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 47
--- #95 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 26 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#29. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 20
--- #96 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 2 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#28. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 26
--- #42 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#27. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA in Q1 2021: 4
--- #57 most common destination from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
- Net job flow: 22 to Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
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#26. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 20
--- #80 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 8 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

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

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 103
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 65 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#24. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 42
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 47
--- #8 most common destination from Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#23. Panama City, FL

- Started a new job in Panama City, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Panama City, FL in Q1 2021: 32
--- #12 most common destination from Panama City, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Panama City, FL
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 29
--- #92 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 14 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#21. Homosassa Springs, FL

- Started a new job in Homosassa Springs, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Homosassa Springs, FL in Q1 2021: 47
--- #6 most common destination from Homosassa Springs, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

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#20. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q1 2021: 50
--- #16 most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
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#19. Punta Gorda, FL

- Started a new job in Punta Gorda, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 57
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Punta Gorda, FL in Q1 2021: 62
--- #9 most common destination from Punta Gorda, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 60
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 50
--- #100 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 10 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#17. The Villages, FL

- Started a new job in The Villages, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 63
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from The Villages, FL in Q1 2021: 43
--- #5 most common destination from The Villages, FL
- Net job flow: 20 to The Villages, FL
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#16. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 75
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 109
--- #20 most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 34 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

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#15. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 87
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 77
--- #73 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 10 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#14. Sebring-Avon Park, FL

- Started a new job in Sebring-Avon Park, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 88
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Sebring-Avon Park, FL in Q1 2021: 109
--- #3 most common destination from Sebring-Avon Park, FL
- Net job flow: 21 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#13. Naples-Marco Island, FL

- Started a new job in Naples-Marco Island, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 91
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Naples-Marco Island, FL in Q1 2021: 121
--- #8 most common destination from Naples-Marco Island, FL
- Net job flow: 30 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#12. Tallahassee, FL

- Started a new job in Tallahassee, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 103
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Tallahassee, FL in Q1 2021: 117
--- #13 most common destination from Tallahassee, FL
- Net job flow: 14 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#11. Gainesville, FL

- Started a new job in Gainesville, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 111
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Gainesville, FL in Q1 2021: 128
--- #8 most common destination from Gainesville, FL
- Net job flow: 17 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

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#10. Ocala, FL

- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 153
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 161
--- #6 most common destination from Ocala, FL
- Net job flow: 8 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#9. Port St. Lucie, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 167
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Port St. Lucie, FL in Q1 2021: 188
--- #6 most common destination from Port St. Lucie, FL
- Net job flow: 21 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#8. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

- Started a new job in Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 217
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL in Q1 2021: 222
--- #8 most common destination from Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#7. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

- Started a new job in Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 227
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL in Q1 2021: 252
--- #6 most common destination from Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
- Net job flow: 25 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#6. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 229
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 246
--- #5 most common destination from Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 17 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

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#5. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

- Started a new job in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 384
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL in Q1 2021: 405
--- #6 most common destination from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
- Net job flow: 21 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#4. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 557
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 903
--- #8 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 346 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 1,052
--- 11.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 1,421
--- #8 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 369 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 1,969
--- 20.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 2,481
--- #3 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 512 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#1. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 2,585
--- 27.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 2,868
--- #3 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 283 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

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