Metros where people in Lafayette are getting new jobs

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

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#22. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA in Q1 2021: 1
--- #93 most common destination from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
- Net job flow: 9 to Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
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#21. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 6
--- #160 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 4 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#20. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 5
--- #38 (tie) most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 6 to Mobile, AL
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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 Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 4
--- #195 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 7 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#18. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Lafayette, LA

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 9
--- #179 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 4 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#16. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 1
--- #112 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 13 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#15. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- #91 (tie) most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Lafayette, LA
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #161 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#13. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 9
--- #68 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 18 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

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#12. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 44
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 28
--- #8 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 16 to Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
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#11. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in Joplin, MO from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 60
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Joplin, MO in Q1 2021: 2
--- #8 (tie) most common destination from Joplin, MO
- Net job flow: 58 to Joplin, MO
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#10. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 87
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 73
--- #79 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 14 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#9. Monroe, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 90
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Monroe, LA in Q1 2021: 96
--- #4 most common destination from Monroe, LA
- Net job flow: 6 to Lafayette, LA
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#8. Hammond, LA

- Started a new job in Hammond, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 103
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Hammond, LA in Q1 2021: 98
--- #2 most common destination from Hammond, LA
- Net job flow: 5 to Hammond, LA

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#7. Alexandria, LA

- Started a new job in Alexandria, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 158
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Alexandria, LA in Q1 2021: 144
--- #3 most common destination from Alexandria, LA
- Net job flow: 14 to Alexandria, LA
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#6. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 223
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in Q1 2021: 187
--- #4 most common destination from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Net job flow: 36 to Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
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#5. Houma-Thibodaux, LA

- Started a new job in Houma-Thibodaux, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 237
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Houma-Thibodaux, LA in Q1 2021: 208
--- #2 most common destination from Houma-Thibodaux, LA
- Net job flow: 29 to Houma-Thibodaux, LA
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#4. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 263
--- 7.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 453
--- #28 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 190 to Lafayette, LA
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#3. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 291
--- 7.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 298
--- #3 most common destination from Lake Charles, LA
- Net job flow: 7 to Lafayette, LA

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#2. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 741
--- 19.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 709
--- #1 most common destination from New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Net job flow: 32 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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#1. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 881
--- 23.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 909
--- #1 most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 28 to Lafayette, LA

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