Metros where people in Portland, Maine are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Portland, Maine 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 Portland-South Portland, ME 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 Portland-South Portland, ME in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 25
--- #134 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 13 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#29. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #119 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 2 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#28. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 15
--- #128 (tie) most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 2 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#27. Springfield, MA

- Started a new job in Springfield, MA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Springfield, MA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #27 most common destination from Springfield, MA
- Net job flow: 8 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#26. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 28
--- #187 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 15 to Portland-South Portland, ME

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#25. New Haven-Milford, CT

- Started a new job in New Haven-Milford, CT from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from New Haven-Milford, CT in Q1 2021: 15
--- #27 most common destination from New Haven-Milford, CT
- Net job flow: 1 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#24. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 28
--- #171 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 14 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#23. Burlington-South Burlington, VT

- Started a new job in Burlington-South Burlington, VT from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Burlington-South Burlington, VT in Q1 2021: 15
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Burlington-South Burlington, VT
- Net job flow: 0 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#22. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

- Started a new job in Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT in Q1 2021: 33
--- #38 most common destination from Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
- Net job flow: 18 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#21. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 17
--- #111 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 1 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#20. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 15
--- #168 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 4 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#19. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 16
--- #50 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 4 to Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
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#18. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 18
--- #147 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#17. Worcester, MA-CT

- Started a new job in Worcester, MA-CT from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Worcester, MA-CT in Q1 2021: 32
--- #24 most common destination from Worcester, MA-CT
- Net job flow: 11 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#16. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

- Started a new job in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL in Q1 2021: 4
--- #47 (tie) most common destination from North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
- Net job flow: 18 to North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

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#15. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 24
--- #90 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 1 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#14. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 16
--- #94 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 8 to Jacksonville, FL
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#13. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 20
--- #91 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 5 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 20
--- #178 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#11. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 36
--- #142 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 9 to Portland-South Portland, ME

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#10. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 34
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #49 most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 23 to Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
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#9. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 42
--- #90 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 7 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#8. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

- Started a new job in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 38
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Providence-Warwick, RI-MA in Q1 2021: 44
--- #19 most common destination from Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
- Net job flow: 6 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#7. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 40
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 19
--- #83 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 21 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#6. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 24
--- #72 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 18 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

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#5. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 63
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 127
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 64 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#4. Manchester-Nashua, NH

- Started a new job in Manchester-Nashua, NH from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 91
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Manchester-Nashua, NH in Q1 2021: 97
--- #3 most common destination from Manchester-Nashua, NH
- Net job flow: 6 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#3. Bangor, ME

- Started a new job in Bangor, ME from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 363
--- 12.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Bangor, ME in Q1 2021: 347
--- #1 most common destination from Bangor, ME
- Net job flow: 16 to Bangor, ME
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#2. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 609
--- 21.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 673
--- #8 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 64 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#1. Lewiston-Auburn, ME

- Started a new job in Lewiston-Auburn, ME from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 666
--- 23.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Lewiston-Auburn, ME in Q1 2021: 619
--- #0 most common destination from Lewiston-Auburn, ME
- Net job flow: 47 to Lewiston-Auburn, ME

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