Metros where people in Lexington are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Lexington 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 12
--- #128 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#29. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #93 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 1 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#28. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 20
--- #171 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#27. Dayton-Kettering, OH

- Started a new job in Dayton-Kettering, OH from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Dayton-Kettering, OH in Q1 2021: 20
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Dayton-Kettering, OH
- Net job flow: 6 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#26. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 15
--- #188 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 0 to Lexington-Fayette, KY

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#25. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- #182 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#24. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 7
--- #81 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 10 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#23. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 23
--- #111 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 5 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#22. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 22
--- #79 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 3 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#21. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 8
--- #109 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 12 to Jacksonville, FL

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

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 19
--- #114 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#19. Knoxville, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Knoxville, TN in Q1 2021: 21
--- #39 most common destination from Knoxville, TN
- Net job flow: 1 to Knoxville, TN
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#18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 19
--- #141 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 3 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#16. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 40
--- #38 (tie) most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 10 to Lexington-Fayette, KY

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 32
--- #145 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 30
--- #124 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 5 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 19
--- #87 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 18 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 26
--- #101 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 12 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#11. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 49
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 40
--- #35 most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 9 to Columbus, OH

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#10. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Evansville, IN-KY from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Evansville, IN-KY in Q1 2021: 48
--- #11 most common destination from Evansville, IN-KY
- Net job flow: 4 to Evansville, IN-KY
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#9. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 71
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 67
--- #41 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 4 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#8. Clarksville, TN-KY

- Started a new job in Clarksville, TN-KY from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 72
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Clarksville, TN-KY in Q1 2021: 50
--- #6 most common destination from Clarksville, TN-KY
- Net job flow: 22 to Clarksville, TN-KY
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#7. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 73
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 73
--- #30 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 0 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#6. Owensboro, KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro, KY from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 85
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Owensboro, KY in Q1 2021: 83
--- #5 most common destination from Owensboro, KY
- Net job flow: 2 to Owensboro, KY

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#5. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 111
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 106
--- #7 most common destination from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
- Net job flow: 5 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#4. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

- Started a new job in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 168
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY in Q1 2021: 178
--- #2 most common destination from Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Net job flow: 10 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#3. Bowling Green, KY

- Started a new job in Bowling Green, KY from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 183
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Bowling Green, KY in Q1 2021: 182
--- #3 most common destination from Bowling Green, KY
- Net job flow: 1 to Bowling Green, KY
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#2. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 921
--- 19.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 891
--- #6 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 30 to Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
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#1. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 2,053
--- 42.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q1 2021: 2,008
--- #1 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
- Net job flow: 45 to Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

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