Metros where people in New York City are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in New York City 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 York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 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 York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 453
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 305
--- #12 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 148 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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#29. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 458
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 209
--- #9 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 249 to Raleigh-Cary, NC
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#28. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 518
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 243
--- #7 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 275 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#27. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 538
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 372
--- #4 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 166 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#26. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 551
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 435
--- #4 most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 116 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

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#25. New Haven-Milford, CT

- Started a new job in New Haven-Milford, CT from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 592
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from New Haven-Milford, CT in Q1 2021: 381
--- #2 most common destination from New Haven-Milford, CT
- Net job flow: 211 to New Haven-Milford, CT
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#24. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 717
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 319
--- #10 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 398 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#23. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 733
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 374
--- #10 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 359 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#22. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

- Started a new job in Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 770
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT in Q1 2021: 552
--- #2 most common destination from Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
- Net job flow: 218 to Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT
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#21. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 836
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 739
--- #8 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 97 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

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#20. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

- Started a new job in Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 866
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ in Q1 2021: 801
--- #0 most common destination from Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Net job flow: 65 to Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
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#19. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 942
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 948
--- #8 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#18. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 958
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 378
--- #7 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 580 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 969
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 330
--- #6 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 639 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#16. Syracuse, NY

- Started a new job in Syracuse, NY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,087
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Syracuse, NY in Q1 2021: 1,242
--- #0 most common destination from Syracuse, NY
- Net job flow: 155 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

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#15. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,094
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 221
--- #3 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 873 to Jacksonville, FL
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#14. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,149
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 943
--- #1 most common destination from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Net job flow: 206 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,278
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 668
--- #6 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 610 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,400
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 890
--- #7 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 510 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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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 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,467
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 1,383
--- #3 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 84 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,574
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 1,164
--- #8 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 410 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#9. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,626
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 1,423
--- #4 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 203 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#8. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,044
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in Q1 2021: 2,141
--- #0 most common destination from Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY
- Net job flow: 97 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#7. Rochester, NY

- Started a new job in Rochester, NY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,051
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Rochester, NY in Q1 2021: 2,159
--- #0 most common destination from Rochester, NY
- Net job flow: 108 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,491
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 793
--- #3 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 1,698 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

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#5. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

- Started a new job in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,523
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT in Q1 2021: 1,839
--- #0 most common destination from Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
- Net job flow: 684 to Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
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#4. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

- Started a new job in Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,861
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY in Q1 2021: 2,862
--- #-1 most common destination from Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY
- Net job flow: 1 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#3. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

- Started a new job in Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 2,863
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY in Q1 2021: 2,962
--- #0 most common destination from Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
- Net job flow: 99 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#2. Trenton-Princeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Trenton-Princeton, NJ from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 4,052
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Trenton-Princeton, NJ in Q1 2021: 3,699
--- #-1 most common destination from Trenton-Princeton, NJ
- Net job flow: 353 to Trenton-Princeton, NJ
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 9,695
--- 15.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 9,377
--- #0 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 318 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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