Metros where people in Dubuque are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Dubuque 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 Dubuque, IA 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 Dubuque, IA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#12. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 2
--- #212 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 10 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#11. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

- Started a new job in Sioux City, IA-NE-SD from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Sioux City, IA-NE-SD in Q1 2021: 16
--- #16 most common destination from Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
- Net job flow: 2 to Dubuque, IA
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#10. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI in Q1 2021: 11
--- #52 most common destination from Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
- Net job flow: 3 to Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
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#9. Ames, IA

- Started a new job in Ames, IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Ames, IA in Q1 2021: 15
--- #10 most common destination from Ames, IA
- Net job flow: 3 to Ames, IA
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#8. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 22
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #35 most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 5 to Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

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#7. Madison, WI

- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 40
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 22
--- #16 most common destination from Madison, WI
- Net job flow: 18 to Madison, WI
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#6. Iowa City, IA

- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 45
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 58
--- #6 most common destination from Iowa City, IA
- Net job flow: 13 to Dubuque, IA
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#5. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 64
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 40
--- #74 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 24 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#4. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

- Started a new job in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 79
--- 8.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA in Q1 2021: 56
--- #4 most common destination from Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
- Net job flow: 23 to Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
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#3. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 121
--- 13.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL in Q1 2021: 145
--- #7 most common destination from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
- Net job flow: 24 to Dubuque, IA

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#2. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

- Started a new job in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 144
--- 15.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA in Q1 2021: 110
--- #8 most common destination from Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
- Net job flow: 34 to Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
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#1. Cedar Rapids, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids, IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 158
--- 16.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Cedar Rapids, IA in Q1 2021: 140
--- #5 most common destination from Cedar Rapids, IA
- Net job flow: 18 to Cedar Rapids, IA

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