Metros where people in Baton Rouge are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge, LA 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 Baton Rouge, LA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Tulsa, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa, OK from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Tulsa, OK in Q1 2021: 14
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Tulsa, OK
- Net job flow: 12 to Tulsa, OK
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#29. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Tyler, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Tyler, TX in Q1 2021: 6
--- #11 most common destination from Tyler, TX
- Net job flow: 20 to Tyler, TX
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#28. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 27
--- #87 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 0 to Baton Rouge, LA
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#27. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #63 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 16 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#26. Charleston, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 5
--- #13 most common destination from Charleston, WV
- Net job flow: 25 to Charleston, WV

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#25. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Longview, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Longview, TX in Q1 2021: 18
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Longview, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Longview, TX
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#24. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 30
--- #73 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 1 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#23. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 45
--- #13 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Baton Rouge, LA
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#22. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 25
--- #89 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#21. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 28
--- #50 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 9 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

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#20. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 7
--- #55 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 31 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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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 Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 27
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 11 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 26 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#17. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 39
--- #17 most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 1 to Mobile, AL
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 26
--- #91 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 19 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

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#15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 65
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 18 to Baton Rouge, LA
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#14. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 19
--- #60 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 29 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#13. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 32
--- #46 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 23 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 100
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 107
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 7 to Baton Rouge, LA
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#11. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 139
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 135
--- #5 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

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#10. Monroe, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 238
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Monroe, LA in Q1 2021: 230
--- #2 most common destination from Monroe, LA
- Net job flow: 8 to Monroe, LA
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#9. Alexandria, LA

- Started a new job in Alexandria, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 266
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Alexandria, LA in Q1 2021: 225
--- #1 most common destination from Alexandria, LA
- Net job flow: 41 to Alexandria, LA
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#8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 291
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 208
--- #44 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 83 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#7. Houma-Thibodaux, LA

- Started a new job in Houma-Thibodaux, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 365
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Houma-Thibodaux, LA in Q1 2021: 356
--- #1 most common destination from Houma-Thibodaux, LA
- Net job flow: 9 to Houma-Thibodaux, LA
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#6. Hammond, LA

- Started a new job in Hammond, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 380
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Hammond, LA in Q1 2021: 413
--- #1 most common destination from Hammond, LA
- Net job flow: 33 to Baton Rouge, LA

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#5. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 393
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in Q1 2021: 360
--- #1 most common destination from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Net job flow: 33 to Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
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#4. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 599
--- 6.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 465
--- #0 most common destination from Lake Charles, LA
- Net job flow: 134 to Lake Charles, LA
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#3. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 788
--- 8.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 714
--- #8 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 74 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#2. Lafayette, LA

- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 909
--- 10.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 881
--- #0 most common destination from Lafayette, LA
- Net job flow: 28 to Lafayette, LA
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#1. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 2,814
--- 31.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 2,619
--- #0 most common destination from New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Net job flow: 195 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA

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