Metros where people in Boston are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 123
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in Q1 2021: 129
--- #15 most common destination from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#29. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 127
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 150
--- #12 most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 23 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#28. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 150
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 94
--- #33 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 56 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#27. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 155
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 76
--- #33 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 79 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#26. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 176
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 131
--- #42 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 45 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

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#25. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 176
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 87
--- #19 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 89 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#24. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 182
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 130
--- #16 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 52 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#23. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

- Started a new job in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 185
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT in Q1 2021: 235
--- #4 most common destination from Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
- Net job flow: 50 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#22. New Haven-Milford, CT

- Started a new job in New Haven-Milford, CT from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 188
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from New Haven-Milford, CT in Q1 2021: 205
--- #5 most common destination from New Haven-Milford, CT
- Net job flow: 17 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#21. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 190
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 136
--- #21 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 54 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

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#20. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 206
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 56
--- #22 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 150 to Jacksonville, FL
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#19. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 221
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 108
--- #24 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 113 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 224
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 170
--- #34 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 54 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 230
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 98
--- #24 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 132 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 239
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 244
--- #34 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 5 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

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#15. Pittsfield, MA

- Started a new job in Pittsfield, MA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 259
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Pittsfield, MA in Q1 2021: 243
--- #0 most common destination from Pittsfield, MA
- Net job flow: 16 to Pittsfield, MA
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#14. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 292
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 286
--- #17 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 307
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 176
--- #40 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 131 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#12. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 308
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 280
--- #16 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 28 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 373
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 444
--- #13 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 71 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 393
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 323
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 70 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#9. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 397
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 202
--- #20 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 195 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#8. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

- Started a new job in Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 417
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT in Q1 2021: 1,114
--- #7 most common destination from Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
- Net job flow: 697 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#7. Portland-South Portland, ME

- Started a new job in Portland-South Portland, ME from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 673
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Portland-South Portland, ME in Q1 2021: 609
--- #1 most common destination from Portland-South Portland, ME
- Net job flow: 64 to Portland-South Portland, ME
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#6. Barnstable Town, MA

- Started a new job in Barnstable Town, MA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 711
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Barnstable Town, MA in Q1 2021: 832
--- #0 most common destination from Barnstable Town, MA
- Net job flow: 121 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

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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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 1,423
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,626
--- #8 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 203 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#4. Springfield, MA

- Started a new job in Springfield, MA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 1,777
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Springfield, MA in Q1 2021: 1,945
--- #0 most common destination from Springfield, MA
- Net job flow: 168 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#3. Manchester-Nashua, NH

- Started a new job in Manchester-Nashua, NH from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 3,190
--- 12.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Manchester-Nashua, NH in Q1 2021: 2,937
--- #0 most common destination from Manchester-Nashua, NH
- Net job flow: 253 to Manchester-Nashua, NH
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#2. Worcester, MA-CT

- Started a new job in Worcester, MA-CT from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 4,331
--- 16.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Worcester, MA-CT in Q1 2021: 4,536
--- #0 most common destination from Worcester, MA-CT
- Net job flow: 205 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#1. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

- Started a new job in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 4,623
--- 17.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Providence-Warwick, RI-MA in Q1 2021: 4,735
--- #0 most common destination from Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
- Net job flow: 112 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

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