People from these metros are finding new jobs in Owensboro

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Owensboro

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Owensboro, KY 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 in Owensboro, KY in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Nashville in Q1 2021: 14
--- #103 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Nashville
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#10. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 21
--- #71 most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Owensboro
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#9. Clarksville, TN-KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Clarksville in Q1 2021: 40
--- #12 most common destination from Clarksville
- Started a new job in Clarksville from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 37
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Owensboro
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#8. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Elizabethtown in Q1 2021: 46
--- #7 most common destination from Elizabethtown
- Started a new job in Elizabethtown from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 46
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Owensboro
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#7. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Cincinnati in Q1 2021: 79
--- #32 most common destination from Cincinnati
- Started a new job in Cincinnati from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 86
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Cincinnati

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#6. Lexington-Fayette, KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Lexington in Q1 2021: 85
--- #8 most common destination from Lexington
- Started a new job in Lexington from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 83
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Owensboro
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#5. Non-metropolitan area(s), IN

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Non in Q1 2021: 94
--- #22 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 67
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Owensboro
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#4. Evansville, IN-KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Evansville in Q1 2021: 144
--- #7 most common destination from Evansville
- Started a new job in Evansville from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 148
--- 9.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Evansville
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#3. Bowling Green, KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Bowling Green in Q1 2021: 153
--- #7 most common destination from Bowling Green
- Started a new job in Bowling Green from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 97
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 56 to Owensboro
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#2. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Louisville/Jefferson County in Q1 2021: 279
--- #10 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County
- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 265
--- 17.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Owensboro

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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), KY

- Started a new job in Owensboro from Non in Q1 2021: 373
--- #9 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Owensboro in Q1 2021: 346
--- 22.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Owensboro

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