Metros where people in Philadelphia are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 192
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 209
--- #40 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 17 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#29. State College, PA

- Started a new job in State College, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 196
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from State College, PA in Q1 2021: 163
--- #1 most common destination from State College, PA
- Net job flow: 33 to State College, PA
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#28. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 207
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 213
--- #32 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#27. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 218
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 140
--- #25 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 78 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#26. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Erie, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 239
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Erie, PA in Q1 2021: 185
--- #2 most common destination from Erie, PA
- Net job flow: 54 to Erie, PA

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#25. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 250
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA in Q1 2021: 215
--- #1 most common destination from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
- Net job flow: 35 to Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
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#24. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 252
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 130
--- #23 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 122 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#23. Lebanon, PA

- Started a new job in Lebanon, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 259
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Lebanon, PA in Q1 2021: 212
--- #2 most common destination from Lebanon, PA
- Net job flow: 47 to Lebanon, PA
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#22. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 261
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 115
--- #22 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 146 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#21. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 280
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 308
--- #12 most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 28 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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#20. East Stroudsburg, PA

- Started a new job in East Stroudsburg, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 296
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from East Stroudsburg, PA in Q1 2021: 293
--- #1 most common destination from East Stroudsburg, PA
- Net job flow: 3 to East Stroudsburg, PA
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 300
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 171
--- #43 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 129 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#18. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 315
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 94
--- #15 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 221 to Jacksonville, FL
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 353
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 198
--- #26 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 155 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#16. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 392
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 243
--- #21 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 149 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

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#15. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 612
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ in Q1 2021: 605
--- #0 most common destination from Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
- Net job flow: 7 to Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
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#14. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

- Started a new job in Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 666
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ in Q1 2021: 785
--- #1 most common destination from Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Net job flow: 119 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#13. Salisbury, MD-DE

- Started a new job in Salisbury, MD-DE from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 708
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Salisbury, MD-DE in Q1 2021: 644
--- #0 most common destination from Salisbury, MD-DE
- Net job flow: 64 to Salisbury, MD-DE
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#12. Dover, DE

- Started a new job in Dover, DE from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 829
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Dover, DE in Q1 2021: 781
--- #-1 most common destination from Dover, DE
- Net job flow: 48 to Dover, DE
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#11. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in York-Hanover, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 855
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from York-Hanover, PA in Q1 2021: 862
--- #1 most common destination from York-Hanover, PA
- Net job flow: 7 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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#10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 967
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 1,074
--- #5 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#9. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,106
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q1 2021: 1,109
--- #0 most common destination from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Net job flow: 3 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#8. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,205
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 1,303
--- #1 most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 98 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#7. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Reading, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,397
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Reading, PA in Q1 2021: 1,344
--- #0 most common destination from Reading, PA
- Net job flow: 53 to Reading, PA
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#6. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Lancaster, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,495
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Lancaster, PA in Q1 2021: 1,384
--- #0 most common destination from Lancaster, PA
- Net job flow: 111 to Lancaster, PA

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#5. Trenton-Princeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Trenton-Princeton, NJ from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,536
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Trenton-Princeton, NJ in Q1 2021: 1,558
--- #0 most common destination from Trenton-Princeton, NJ
- Net job flow: 22 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#4. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 1,691
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA in Q1 2021: 1,757
--- #0 most common destination from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
- Net job flow: 66 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#3. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 2,908
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 3,015
--- #0 most common destination from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#2. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 3,099
--- 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 3,135
--- #0 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 36 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 9,377
--- 24.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- 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
--- #0 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 318 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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