Metros where people in Iowa City are getting new jobs

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

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#16. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 2
--- #105 (tie) most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 9 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#15. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 9
--- #156 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 4 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 2
--- #157 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 13 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#13. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 10
--- #80 most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 9 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 4
--- #161 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 18 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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#11. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 15
--- #145 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 8 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#10. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

- Started a new job in Sioux City, IA-NE-SD from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Sioux City, IA-NE-SD in Q1 2021: 29
--- #11 most common destination from Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
- Net job flow: 0 to Iowa City, IA
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#9. Ames, IA

- Started a new job in Ames, IA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 38
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Ames, IA in Q1 2021: 28
--- #4 most common destination from Ames, IA
- Net job flow: 10 to Ames, IA
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#8. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 38
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q1 2021: 31
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 7 to Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
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#7. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- #135 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 26 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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#6. Dubuque, IA

- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 58
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 45
--- #5 most common destination from Dubuque, 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 Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 63
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 48
--- #75 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 15 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 Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 76
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA in Q1 2021: 80
--- #5 most common destination from Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
- Net job flow: 4 to Iowa City, IA
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#3. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

- Started a new job in Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 127
--- 7.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL in Q1 2021: 149
--- #6 most common destination from Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
- Net job flow: 22 to Iowa City, IA
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#2. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

- Started a new job in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 332
--- 19.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA in Q1 2021: 325
--- #5 most common destination from Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
- Net job flow: 7 to Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

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#1. Cedar Rapids, IA

- Started a new job in Cedar Rapids, IA from Iowa City, IA in Q1 2021: 455
--- 26.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa City, IA from Cedar Rapids, IA in Q1 2021: 446
--- #2 most common destination from Cedar Rapids, IA
- Net job flow: 9 to Cedar Rapids, IA

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