Metros where people in Indianapolis are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, 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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 111
--- #63 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 42 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#29. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 72
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 31
--- #46 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 41 to Jacksonville, FL
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#28. Lexington-Fayette, KY

- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 73
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 73
--- #7 most common destination from Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Net job flow: 0 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 75
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 59
--- #39 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#26. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 86
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 92
--- #64 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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#25. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 99
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 99
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 0 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#24. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 102
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 72
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 30 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#23. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 105
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 108
--- #23 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 3 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#22. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 109
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 116
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 7 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#21. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 118
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 143
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 25 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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#20. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 122
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 68
--- #36 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 54 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#19. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 122
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 138
--- #58 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 16 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#18. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 145
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 84
--- #35 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 61 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#17. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 150
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 139
--- #21 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 11 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 181
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 102
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 79 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 190
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 141
--- #54 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 49 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#14. Michigan City-La Porte, IN

- Started a new job in Michigan City-La Porte, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 204
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Michigan City-La Porte, IN in Q1 2021: 208
--- #1 most common destination from Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Net job flow: 4 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#13. Kokomo, IN

- Started a new job in Kokomo, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 437
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Kokomo, IN in Q1 2021: 393
--- #-1 most common destination from Kokomo, IN
- Net job flow: 44 to Kokomo, IN
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#12. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 464
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 483
--- #9 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 19 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#11. Elkhart-Goshen, IN

- Started a new job in Elkhart-Goshen, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 644
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Elkhart-Goshen, IN in Q1 2021: 529
--- #2 most common destination from Elkhart-Goshen, IN
- Net job flow: 115 to Elkhart-Goshen, IN

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#10. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 699
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI in Q1 2021: 780
--- #1 most common destination from South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
- Net job flow: 81 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#9. Terre Haute, IN

- Started a new job in Terre Haute, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 705
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Terre Haute, IN in Q1 2021: 734
--- #0 most common destination from Terre Haute, IN
- Net job flow: 29 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#8. Muncie, IN

- Started a new job in Muncie, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 718
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Muncie, IN in Q1 2021: 840
--- #-1 most common destination from Muncie, IN
- Net job flow: 122 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#7. Columbus, IN

- Started a new job in Columbus, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 726
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Columbus, IN in Q1 2021: 794
--- #-1 most common destination from Columbus, IN
- Net job flow: 68 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#6. Bloomington, IN

- Started a new job in Bloomington, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 884
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Bloomington, IN in Q1 2021: 856
--- #-1 most common destination from Bloomington, IN
- Net job flow: 28 to Bloomington, IN

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#5. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Evansville, IN-KY from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 932
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Evansville, IN-KY in Q1 2021: 1,044
--- #0 most common destination from Evansville, IN-KY
- Net job flow: 112 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#4. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

- Started a new job in Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 1,102
--- 6.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN in Q1 2021: 1,143
--- #0 most common destination from Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
- Net job flow: 41 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#3. Fort Wayne, IN

- Started a new job in Fort Wayne, IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 1,352
--- 8.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Fort Wayne, IN in Q1 2021: 1,450
--- #1 most common destination from Fort Wayne, IN
- Net job flow: 98 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#2. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 1,400
--- 8.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q1 2021: 1,424
--- #3 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
- Net job flow: 24 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 2,024
--- 12.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 2,433
--- #3 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 409 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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