Metros where people in New Orleans are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in New Orleans 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 New Orleans-Metairie, 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 New Orleans-Metairie, LA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 29
--- #64 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 3 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#29. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 18
--- #110 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 15 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#28. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 23
--- #56 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 12 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 30
--- #68 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#26. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #37 most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

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#25. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 35
--- #28 (tie) most common destination from Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Net job flow: 4 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#24. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 34
--- #57 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#23. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 46
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 48
--- #90 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 2 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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#22. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 42
--- #15 most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 5 to Mobile, AL
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#21. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 58
--- #75 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 11 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA

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#20. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 47
--- #7 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
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#19. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 38
--- #54 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 10 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 30
--- #58 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 23 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#17. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 58
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 50
--- #44 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 8 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#16. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 58
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 25
--- #52 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 33 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 64
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 66
--- #65 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 2 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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#14. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 70
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 27
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 43 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 72
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 76
--- #74 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 4 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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#12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 91
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 71
--- #52 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 20 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#11. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 156
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 108
--- #52 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 48 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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#10. Alexandria, LA

- Started a new job in Alexandria, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 179
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Alexandria, LA in Q1 2021: 176
--- #2 most common destination from Alexandria, LA
- Net job flow: 3 to Alexandria, LA
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#9. Monroe, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 191
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Monroe, LA in Q1 2021: 205
--- #3 most common destination from Monroe, LA
- Net job flow: 14 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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#8. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 246
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Lake Charles, LA in Q1 2021: 239
--- #4 most common destination from Lake Charles, LA
- Net job flow: 7 to Lake Charles, LA
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#7. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 361
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 172
--- #35 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 189 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#6. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 392
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in Q1 2021: 442
--- #2 most common destination from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Net job flow: 50 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA

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

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 481
--- 5.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 368
--- #12 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 113 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#4. Houma-Thibodaux, LA

- Started a new job in Houma-Thibodaux, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 497
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Houma-Thibodaux, LA in Q1 2021: 490
--- #0 most common destination from Houma-Thibodaux, LA
- Net job flow: 7 to Houma-Thibodaux, LA
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#3. Hammond, LA

- Started a new job in Hammond, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 515
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Hammond, LA in Q1 2021: 573
--- #0 most common destination from Hammond, LA
- Net job flow: 58 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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#2. Lafayette, LA

- Started a new job in Lafayette, LA from New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 709
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Lafayette, LA in Q1 2021: 741
--- #1 most common destination from Lafayette, 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 New Orleans-Metairie, LA in Q1 2021: 2,619
--- 30.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New Orleans-Metairie, LA from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 2,814
--- #0 most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 195 to New Orleans-Metairie, LA

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