Metros where people in Ocala are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Ocala 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 Ocala, 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 Ocala, FL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#25. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 3 to Ocala, FL
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#24. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 9
--- #207 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#23. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 7
--- #149 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 4 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#22. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 14
--- #218 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 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 Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 61
--- #148 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 41 to Ocala, FL

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#20. Punta Gorda, FL

- Started a new job in Punta Gorda, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Punta Gorda, FL in Q1 2021: 12
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Punta Gorda, FL
- Net job flow: 9 to Punta Gorda, FL
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#19. Naples-Marco Island, FL

- Started a new job in Naples-Marco Island, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Naples-Marco Island, FL in Q1 2021: 18
--- #22 most common destination from Naples-Marco Island, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Naples-Marco Island, FL
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#18. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q1 2021: 31
--- #29 most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 3 to Ocala, FL
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 30
--- #124 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 5 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#16. Panama City, FL

- Started a new job in Panama City, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Panama City, FL in Q1 2021: 20
--- #14 most common destination from Panama City, FL
- Net job flow: 17 to Panama City, FL

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#15. Port St. Lucie, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Port St. Lucie, FL in Q1 2021: 41
--- #15 most common destination from Port St. Lucie, FL
- Net job flow: 0 to Ocala, FL
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#14. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 56
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 70
--- #26 most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 14 to Ocala, FL
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#13. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

- Started a new job in Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 73
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL in Q1 2021: 53
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
- Net job flow: 20 to Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
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#12. Tallahassee, FL

- Started a new job in Tallahassee, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 79
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Tallahassee, FL in Q1 2021: 81
--- #16 most common destination from Tallahassee, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Ocala, FL
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#11. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

- Started a new job in Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 84
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL in Q1 2021: 95
--- #13 most common destination from Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Ocala, FL

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#10. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

- Started a new job in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 103
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL in Q1 2021: 88
--- #16 most common destination from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
- Net job flow: 15 to North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
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#9. Homosassa Springs, FL

- Started a new job in Homosassa Springs, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 141
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Homosassa Springs, FL in Q1 2021: 111
--- #2 most common destination from Homosassa Springs, FL
- Net job flow: 30 to Homosassa Springs, FL
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#8. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 145
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 149
--- #8 most common destination from Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 4 to Ocala, FL
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#7. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 161
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 153
--- #10 most common destination from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
- Net job flow: 8 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#6. The Villages, FL

- Started a new job in The Villages, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 177
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from The Villages, FL in Q1 2021: 161
--- #2 most common destination from The Villages, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to The Villages, FL

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#5. Gainesville, FL

- Started a new job in Gainesville, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 295
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Gainesville, FL in Q1 2021: 263
--- #5 most common destination from Gainesville, FL
- Net job flow: 32 to Gainesville, FL
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#4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 346
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 380
--- #24 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 34 to Ocala, FL
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#3. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 509
--- 11.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 508
--- #11 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Jacksonville, FL
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#2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 668
--- 15.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 652
--- #9 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#1. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 838
--- 19.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 911
--- #9 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 73 to Ocala, FL

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