Metros where people in Orlando are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Orlando 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 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, 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 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 121
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 159
--- #43 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 38 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#29. Sebring-Avon Park, FL

- Started a new job in Sebring-Avon Park, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 125
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Sebring-Avon Park, FL in Q1 2021: 124
--- #2 most common destination from Sebring-Avon Park, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Sebring-Avon Park, FL
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#28. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 129
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 108
--- #24 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 21 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#27. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 144
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 296
--- #47 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 152 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#26. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 168
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 139
--- #32 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 29 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#25. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 174
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 275
--- #29 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 101 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#24. Punta Gorda, FL

- Started a new job in Punta Gorda, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 187
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Punta Gorda, FL in Q1 2021: 169
--- #4 most common destination from Punta Gorda, FL
- Net job flow: 18 to Punta Gorda, FL
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#23. Homosassa Springs, FL

- Started a new job in Homosassa Springs, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 188
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Homosassa Springs, FL in Q1 2021: 184
--- #1 most common destination from Homosassa Springs, FL
- Net job flow: 4 to Homosassa Springs, FL
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 189
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 146
--- #40 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 43 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#21. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 192
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 222
--- #2 most common destination from Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 30 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 254
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 516
--- #47 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 262 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#19. Panama City, FL

- Started a new job in Panama City, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 254
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Panama City, FL in Q1 2021: 196
--- #4 most common destination from Panama City, FL
- Net job flow: 58 to Panama City, FL
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#18. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 359
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q1 2021: 372
--- #4 most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 13 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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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 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 378
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 958
--- #26 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 580 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#16. Naples-Marco Island, FL

- Started a new job in Naples-Marco Island, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 382
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Naples-Marco Island, FL in Q1 2021: 334
--- #3 most common destination from Naples-Marco Island, FL
- Net job flow: 48 to Naples-Marco Island, FL

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#15. The Villages, FL

- Started a new job in The Villages, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 389
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from The Villages, FL in Q1 2021: 342
--- #-1 most common destination from The Villages, FL
- Net job flow: 47 to The Villages, FL
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 443
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 423
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 20 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#13. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 494
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 559
--- #3 most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 65 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#12. Tallahassee, FL

- Started a new job in Tallahassee, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 578
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Tallahassee, FL in Q1 2021: 636
--- #3 most common destination from Tallahassee, FL
- Net job flow: 58 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#11. Gainesville, FL

- Started a new job in Gainesville, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 598
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Gainesville, FL in Q1 2021: 548
--- #2 most common destination from Gainesville, FL
- Net job flow: 50 to Gainesville, FL

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#10. Port St. Lucie, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 624
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Port St. Lucie, FL in Q1 2021: 607
--- #1 most common destination from Port St. Lucie, FL
- Net job flow: 17 to Port St. Lucie, FL
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#9. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

- Started a new job in Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 867
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL in Q1 2021: 873
--- #3 most common destination from Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
- Net job flow: 6 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#8. Ocala, FL

- Started a new job in Ocala, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 911
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Ocala, FL in Q1 2021: 838
--- #0 most common destination from Ocala, FL
- Net job flow: 73 to Ocala, FL
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#7. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

- Started a new job in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 1,220
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL in Q1 2021: 1,168
--- #2 most common destination from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
- Net job flow: 52 to North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
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#6. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

- Started a new job in Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 1,633
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL in Q1 2021: 1,565
--- #0 most common destination from Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
- Net job flow: 68 to Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

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#5. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 2,052
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 1,789
--- #0 most common destination from Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 263 to Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
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#4. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

- Started a new job in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 2,481
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in Q1 2021: 1,969
--- #1 most common destination from Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
- Net job flow: 512 to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
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#3. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 3,418
--- 9.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 3,612
--- #0 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 194 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 6,604
--- 18.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 6,950
--- #1 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 346 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#1. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 7,410
--- 20.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 7,315
--- #0 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 95 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

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