Metros where people in Lake Charles are getting new jobs

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

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#21. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 2
--- #116 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 8 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#20. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q1 2021: 9
--- #35 most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 15
--- #221 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 4 to Lake Charles, LA
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 20
--- #218 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Lake Charles, LA
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#17. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 5
--- #187 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 8 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

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#16. Tulsa, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa, OK from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Tulsa, OK in Q1 2021: 2
--- #40 most common destination from Tulsa, OK
- Net job flow: 12 to Tulsa, OK
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#15. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 2
--- #134 (tie) most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 14 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#14. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 38
--- #75 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 20 to Lake Charles, LA
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#13. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 16
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#12. Hammond, LA

- Started a new job in Hammond, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Hammond, LA in Q1 2021: 24
--- #8 most common destination from Hammond, LA
- Net job flow: 1 to Hammond, LA

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#11. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 49
--- #12 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Lake Charles, LA
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#10. Houma-Thibodaux, LA

- Started a new job in Houma-Thibodaux, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Houma-Thibodaux, LA in Q1 2021: 49
--- #7 most common destination from Houma-Thibodaux, LA
- Net job flow: 8 to Lake Charles, LA
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#9. Monroe, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 45
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Monroe, LA in Q1 2021: 53
--- #7 most common destination from Monroe, LA
- Net job flow: 8 to Lake Charles, LA
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#8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 81
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 116
--- #80 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 35 to Lake Charles, LA
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#7. Alexandria, LA

- Started a new job in Alexandria, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 83
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Alexandria, LA in Q1 2021: 79
--- #6 most common destination from Alexandria, LA
- Net job flow: 4 to Alexandria, LA

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#6. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 117
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in Q1 2021: 119
--- #8 most common destination from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Net job flow: 2 to Lake Charles, LA
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#5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 170
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 232
--- #4 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 62 to Lake Charles, LA
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#4. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 239
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 246
--- #7 most common destination from New Orleans-Metairie, LA
- Net job flow: 7 to Lake Charles, LA
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#3. Lafayette, LA

- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 298
--- 12.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 291
--- #4 most common destination from Lafayette, LA
- Net job flow: 7 to Lafayette, LA
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#2. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 426
--- 17.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 521
--- #18 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 95 to Lake Charles, LA

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#1. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 465
--- 18.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 599
--- #4 most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 134 to Lake Charles, LA

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