Metros where people in Baltimore are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Dover, DE

- Started a new job in Dover, DE from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 71
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Dover, DE in Q1 2021: 68
--- #2 most common destination from Dover, DE
- Net job flow: 3 to Dover, DE
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#29. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Lancaster, PA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 74
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Lancaster, PA in Q1 2021: 69
--- #11 most common destination from Lancaster, PA
- Net job flow: 5 to Lancaster, PA
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#28. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 78
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 43
--- #12 most common destination from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Net job flow: 35 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#27. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 79
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 56
--- #37 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 23 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#26. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 85
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 54
--- #53 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 31 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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#25. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 105
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 67
--- #34 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 38 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#24. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 106
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 52
--- #30 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 54 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#23. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 110
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 80
--- #57 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 30 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#22. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 115
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 56
--- #25 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 59 to Raleigh-Cary, NC
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#21. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 123
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 73
--- #35 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 50 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

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#20. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 125
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA in Q1 2021: 110
--- #13 most common destination from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
- Net job flow: 15 to Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 126
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 97
--- #53 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 29 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#18. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 127
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 111
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 16 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#17. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 130
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 118
--- #41 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 12 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#16. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 135
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 92
--- #36 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 43 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#15. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 146
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 66
--- #26 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 80 to Jacksonville, FL
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#14. Cumberland, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Cumberland, MD-WV from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 149
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Cumberland, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 164
--- #0 most common destination from Cumberland, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 15 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
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#13. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 150
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 127
--- #20 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 23 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#12. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 182
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 172
--- #8 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 10 to Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
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#11. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 192
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 131
--- #40 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 61 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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#10. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 197
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 125
--- #53 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 72 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#9. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 205
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 124
--- #29 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 81 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#8. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 258
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 220
--- #6 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 38 to Richmond, VA
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#7. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in York-Hanover, PA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 261
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from York-Hanover, PA in Q1 2021: 232
--- #6 most common destination from York-Hanover, PA
- Net job flow: 29 to York-Hanover, PA
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#6. California-Lexington Park, MD

- Started a new job in California-Lexington Park, MD from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 288
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from California-Lexington Park, MD in Q1 2021: 237
--- #0 most common destination from California-Lexington Park, MD
- Net job flow: 51 to California-Lexington Park, MD

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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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 435
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 551
--- #20 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 116 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
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#4. Salisbury, MD-DE

- Started a new job in Salisbury, MD-DE from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 592
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Salisbury, MD-DE in Q1 2021: 731
--- #1 most common destination from Salisbury, MD-DE
- Net job flow: 139 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
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#3. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 701
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 624
--- #1 most common destination from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 77 to Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
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#2. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 1,303
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,205
--- #7 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 98 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 12,375
--- 57.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 11,358
--- #0 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 1,017 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

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