Metros where people in Fort Wayne are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Fort Wayne 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 Wayne, IN 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 Wayne, IN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 10
--- #122 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#29. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 11
--- #175 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#28. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 7
--- #154 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#27. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #98 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 0 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#26. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #179 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 8 to Fort Wayne, IN

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#25. Lima, OH

- Started a new job in Lima, OH from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Lima, OH in Q1 2021: 7
--- #8 most common destination from Lima, OH
- Net job flow: 7 to Lima, OH
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#24. Dayton-Kettering, OH

- Started a new job in Dayton-Kettering, OH from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Dayton-Kettering, OH in Q1 2021: 17
--- #30 most common destination from Dayton-Kettering, OH
- Net job flow: 2 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#23. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Niles, MI from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Niles, MI in Q1 2021: 11
--- #16 most common destination from Niles, MI
- Net job flow: 6 to Niles, MI
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#22. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in Q1 2021: 11
--- #38 most common destination from Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
- Net job flow: 6 to Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
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#21. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Toledo, OH from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Toledo, OH in Q1 2021: 22
--- #21 most common destination from Toledo, OH
- Net job flow: 5 to Fort Wayne, IN

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#20. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 10
--- #163 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 10 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#19. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 8
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 17 to Cleveland-Elyria, OH
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #151 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 13 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#17. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- #163 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 16 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#16. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 26
--- #51 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 3 to Columbus, OH

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#15. Terre Haute, IN

- Started a new job in Terre Haute, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Terre Haute, IN in Q1 2021: 50
--- #8 most common destination from Terre Haute, IN
- Net job flow: 15 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#14. Columbus, IN

- Started a new job in Columbus, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 40
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Columbus, IN in Q1 2021: 54
--- #5 most common destination from Columbus, IN
- Net job flow: 14 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#13. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 47
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 51
--- #41 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 4 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#12. Michigan City-La Porte, IN

- Started a new job in Michigan City-La Porte, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 48
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Michigan City-La Porte, IN in Q1 2021: 45
--- #5 most common destination from Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Net job flow: 3 to Michigan City-La Porte, IN
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#11. Kokomo, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 49
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 53
--- #4 most common destination from Kokomo, IN
- Net job flow: 4 to Fort Wayne, IN

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#10. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 50
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 42
--- #48 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 8 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#9. Bloomington, IN

- Started a new job in Bloomington, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Bloomington, IN in Q1 2021: 50
--- #8 most common destination from Bloomington, IN
- Net job flow: 2 to Bloomington, IN
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#8. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Evansville, IN-KY from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 65
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Evansville, IN-KY in Q1 2021: 73
--- #9 most common destination from Evansville, IN-KY
- Net job flow: 8 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#7. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 78
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q1 2021: 84
--- #18 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
- Net job flow: 6 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#6. Muncie, IN

- Started a new job in Muncie, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 95
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Muncie, IN in Q1 2021: 103
--- #2 most common destination from Muncie, IN
- Net job flow: 8 to Fort Wayne, IN

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#5. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

- Started a new job in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 114
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN in Q1 2021: 137
--- #3 most common destination from Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
- Net job flow: 23 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#4. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 263
--- 7.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI in Q1 2021: 275
--- #4 most common destination from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
- Net job flow: 12 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 286
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 338
--- #28 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 52 to Fort Wayne, IN
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#2. Elkhart-Goshen, IN

- Started a new job in Elkhart-Goshen, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 361
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Elkhart-Goshen, IN in Q1 2021: 244
--- #3 most common destination from Elkhart-Goshen, IN
- Net job flow: 117 to Elkhart-Goshen, IN
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#1. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 1,450
--- 38.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 1,352
--- #2 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 98 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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