Metros where people in Buffalo are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Buffalo 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 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY 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 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 16
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 9 to Cleveland-Elyria, OH
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#29. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 41
--- #66 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 15 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#28. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 21
--- #60 (tie) most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 6 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#27. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 17
--- #80 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 11 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 19
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

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

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 24
--- #117 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 7 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#24. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

- Started a new job in Watertown-Fort Drum, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Watertown-Fort Drum, NY in Q1 2021: 29
--- #5 most common destination from Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
- Net job flow: 2 to Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
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#23. Kingston, NY

- Started a new job in Kingston, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Kingston, NY in Q1 2021: 37
--- #5 most common destination from Kingston, NY
- Net job flow: 5 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#22. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 32
--- #101 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 4 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#21. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 20
--- #70 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 19 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#20. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 54
--- #62 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 15 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#19. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 15
--- #68 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 24 to Jacksonville, FL
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 44
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 35
--- #78 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 9 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #67 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 23 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#16. Ithaca, NY

- Started a new job in Ithaca, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Ithaca, NY in Q1 2021: 42
--- #5 most common destination from Ithaca, NY
- Net job flow: 3 to Ithaca, NY

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 77
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 30 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 61
--- #84 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 11 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#13. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 32
--- #48 (tie) most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 19 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#12. Elmira, NY

- Started a new job in Elmira, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Elmira, NY in Q1 2021: 49
--- #5 most common destination from Elmira, NY
- Net job flow: 4 to Elmira, NY
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#11. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 49
--- #61 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 6 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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#10. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 53
--- #96 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 9 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 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 26
--- #64 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 36 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 31
--- #91 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 31 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#7. Binghamton, NY

- Started a new job in Binghamton, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Binghamton, NY in Q1 2021: 82
--- #6 most common destination from Binghamton, NY
- Net job flow: 13 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#6. Utica-Rome, NY

- Started a new job in Utica-Rome, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 83
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Utica-Rome, NY in Q1 2021: 75
--- #5 most common destination from Utica-Rome, NY
- Net job flow: 8 to Utica-Rome, NY

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#5. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

- Started a new job in Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 125
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY in Q1 2021: 128
--- #4 most common destination from Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY
- Net job flow: 3 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#4. Syracuse, NY

- Started a new job in Syracuse, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 383
--- 5.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Syracuse, NY in Q1 2021: 359
--- #4 most common destination from Syracuse, NY
- Net job flow: 24 to Syracuse, NY
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#3. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

- Started a new job in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 389
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY in Q1 2021: 324
--- #5 most common destination from Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Net job flow: 65 to Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
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#2. Rochester, NY

- Started a new job in Rochester, NY from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 1,464
--- 22.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from Rochester, NY in Q1 2021: 1,515
--- #1 most common destination from Rochester, NY
- Net job flow: 51 to Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 2,141
--- 32.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,044
--- #5 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 97 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

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