Metros where people in Allentown are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Allentown 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 23
--- #153 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 5 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#29. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 11
--- #96 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 11 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#28. Altoona, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 27
--- #10 most common destination from Altoona, PA
- Net job flow: 3 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#27. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA in Q1 2021: 22
--- #15 most common destination from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 20 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

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#25. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 34
--- #61 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 1 to Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
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#24. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 28
--- #119 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 9 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #79 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#22. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 8
--- #68 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 31 to Jacksonville, FL
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#21. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- #132 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 27 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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#20. Gettysburg, PA

- Started a new job in Gettysburg, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Gettysburg, PA in Q1 2021: 27
--- #8 most common destination from Gettysburg, PA
- Net job flow: 14 to Gettysburg, PA
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#19. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #81 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 19 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#18. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 78
--- #35 most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 35 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#17. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Erie, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Erie, PA in Q1 2021: 36
--- #6 most common destination from Erie, PA
- Net job flow: 7 to Erie, PA
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#16. Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

- Started a new job in Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA in Q1 2021: 50
--- #6 most common destination from Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA
- Net job flow: 5 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

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#15. State College, PA

- Started a new job in State College, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from State College, PA in Q1 2021: 31
--- #5 most common destination from State College, PA
- Net job flow: 19 to State College, PA
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#14. Williamsport, PA

- Started a new job in Williamsport, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Williamsport, PA in Q1 2021: 55
--- #5 most common destination from Williamsport, PA
- Net job flow: 0 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 57
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 61
--- #67 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 4 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#12. Trenton-Princeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Trenton-Princeton, NJ from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Trenton-Princeton, NJ in Q1 2021: 67
--- #3 most common destination from Trenton-Princeton, NJ
- Net job flow: 2 to Trenton-Princeton, NJ
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#11. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 85
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA in Q1 2021: 79
--- #7 most common destination from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

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#10. Lebanon, PA

- Started a new job in Lebanon, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 107
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Lebanon, PA in Q1 2021: 89
--- #4 most common destination from Lebanon, PA
- Net job flow: 18 to Lebanon, PA
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#9. East Stroudsburg, PA

- Started a new job in East Stroudsburg, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 298
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from East Stroudsburg, PA in Q1 2021: 312
--- #0 most common destination from East Stroudsburg, PA
- Net job flow: 14 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#8. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in York-Hanover, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 327
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from York-Hanover, PA in Q1 2021: 291
--- #4 most common destination from York-Hanover, PA
- Net job flow: 36 to York-Hanover, PA
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#7. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Lancaster, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 377
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Lancaster, PA in Q1 2021: 323
--- #4 most common destination from Lancaster, PA
- Net job flow: 54 to Lancaster, PA
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#6. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 478
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 531
--- #5 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 53 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

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#5. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Reading, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 538
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Reading, PA in Q1 2021: 570
--- #1 most common destination from Reading, PA
- Net job flow: 32 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#4. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 542
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA in Q1 2021: 578
--- #5 most common destination from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
- Net job flow: 36 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#3. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 710
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q1 2021: 644
--- #1 most common destination from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Net job flow: 66 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 943
--- 10.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 1,149
--- #13 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 206 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 3,015
--- 33.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 2,908
--- #2 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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