People from these metros are finding new jobs in Orlando

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Orlando

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 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 in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Naples-Marco Island, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Naples in Q1 2021: 334
--- #5 most common destination from Naples
- Started a new job in Naples from Orlando in Q1 2021: 382
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Naples
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#19. The Villages, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from The Villages in Q1 2021: 342
--- #1 most common destination from The Villages
- Started a new job in The Villages from Orlando in Q1 2021: 389
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 47 to The Villages
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#18. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Crestview in Q1 2021: 372
--- #6 most common destination from Crestview
- Started a new job in Crestview from Orlando in Q1 2021: 359
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Orlando
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Orlando from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 423
--- #25 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Orlando in Q1 2021: 443
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Atlanta
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Orlando from Dallas in Q1 2021: 516
--- #49 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Orlando in Q1 2021: 254
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 262 to Orlando

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#15. Gainesville, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Gainesville in Q1 2021: 548
--- #4 most common destination from Gainesville
- Started a new job in Gainesville from Orlando in Q1 2021: 598
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 50 to Gainesville
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#14. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Pensacola in Q1 2021: 559
--- #5 most common destination from Pensacola
- Started a new job in Pensacola from Orlando in Q1 2021: 494
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to Orlando
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#13. Port St. Lucie, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 607
--- #3 most common destination from Port St. Lucie
- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Orlando in Q1 2021: 624
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Port St. Lucie
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#12. Non-metropolitan area(s), FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Non in Q1 2021: 610
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Orlando in Q1 2021: 531
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 79 to Orlando
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#11. Tallahassee, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Tallahassee in Q1 2021: 636
--- #5 most common destination from Tallahassee
- Started a new job in Tallahassee from Orlando in Q1 2021: 578
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 58 to Orlando

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#10. Ocala, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Ocala in Q1 2021: 838
--- #2 most common destination from Ocala
- Started a new job in Ocala from Orlando in Q1 2021: 911
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 73 to Ocala
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#9. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Cape Coral in Q1 2021: 873
--- #5 most common destination from Cape Coral
- Started a new job in Cape Coral from Orlando in Q1 2021: 867
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Orlando
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Orlando from New York in Q1 2021: 958
--- #28 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Orlando in Q1 2021: 378
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 580 to Orlando
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#7. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from North Port in Q1 2021: 1,168
--- #4 most common destination from North Port
- Started a new job in North Port from Orlando in Q1 2021: 1,220
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 52 to North Port
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#6. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Palm Bay in Q1 2021: 1,565
--- #2 most common destination from Palm Bay
- Started a new job in Palm Bay from Orlando in Q1 2021: 1,633
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 68 to Palm Bay

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

- Started a new job in Orlando from Deltona in Q1 2021: 1,789
--- #2 most common destination from Deltona
- Started a new job in Deltona from Orlando in Q1 2021: 2,052
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 263 to Deltona
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#4. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Lakeland in Q1 2021: 1,969
--- #3 most common destination from Lakeland
- Started a new job in Lakeland from Orlando in Q1 2021: 2,481
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 512 to Lakeland
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#3. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 3,612
--- #2 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Orlando in Q1 2021: 3,418
--- 8.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 194 to Orlando
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#2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Miami in Q1 2021: 6,950
--- #3 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Orlando in Q1 2021: 6,604
--- 16.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 346 to Orlando
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#1. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando from Tampa in Q1 2021: 7,315
--- #2 most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Orlando in Q1 2021: 7,410
--- 18.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 95 to Tampa

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