Metros where people in Akron are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Akron 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 Akron, OH 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 Akron, OH in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 34
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 17 to Akron, OH
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#29. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 22
--- #139 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 4 to Akron, OH
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#28. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #109 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#27. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 12
--- #121 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#26. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in Joplin, MO from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Joplin, MO in Q1 2021: 0
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Joplin, MO
- Net job flow: 20 to Joplin, MO

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#25. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Wheeling, WV-OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Wheeling, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 31
--- #15 most common destination from Wheeling, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 9 to Akron, OH
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#24. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 10
--- #150 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 12 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#23. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 19
--- #122 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 4 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 7
--- #139 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 16 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#21. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 9
--- #91 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Jacksonville, FL

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

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 26
--- #87 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 0 to Akron, OH
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#19. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 14
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 12 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 53
--- #127 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 26 to Akron, OH
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#17. Springfield, OH

- Started a new job in Springfield, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Springfield, OH in Q1 2021: 22
--- #8 most common destination from Springfield, OH
- Net job flow: 8 to Springfield, OH
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#16. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 25
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 6 to Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

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#15. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 0
--- #57 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 32 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 14
--- #128 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 18 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 40
--- #100 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 1 to Akron, OH
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#12. Lima, OH

- Started a new job in Lima, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Lima, OH in Q1 2021: 37
--- #6 most common destination from Lima, OH
- Net job flow: 3 to Lima, OH
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#11. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 44
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 16
--- #123 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 28 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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#10. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 44
--- #47 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 7 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#9. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 68
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 79
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 11 to Akron, OH
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#8. Mansfield, OH

- Started a new job in Mansfield, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 81
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Mansfield, OH in Q1 2021: 85
--- #4 most common destination from Mansfield, OH
- Net job flow: 4 to Akron, OH
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#7. Dayton-Kettering, OH

- Started a new job in Dayton-Kettering, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 172
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Dayton-Kettering, OH in Q1 2021: 188
--- #6 most common destination from Dayton-Kettering, OH
- Net job flow: 16 to Akron, OH
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#6. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Toledo, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 255
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Toledo, OH in Q1 2021: 289
--- #6 most common destination from Toledo, OH
- Net job flow: 34 to Akron, OH

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#5. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 414
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA in Q1 2021: 480
--- #3 most common destination from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Net job flow: 66 to Akron, OH
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#4. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 496
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 472
--- #8 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 24 to Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
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#3. Canton-Massillon, OH

- Started a new job in Canton-Massillon, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 963
--- 11.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Canton-Massillon, OH in Q1 2021: 1,051
--- #0 most common destination from Canton-Massillon, OH
- Net job flow: 88 to Akron, OH
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#2. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 1,140
--- 13.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 1,123
--- #5 most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 17 to Columbus, OH
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#1. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 3,599
--- 43.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 3,630
--- #1 most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 31 to Akron, OH

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