Metros where people in Kingsport are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Kingsport 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 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 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 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#23. Charlottesville, VA

- Started a new job in Charlottesville, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Charlottesville, VA in Q1 2021: 16
--- #19 most common destination from Charlottesville, VA
- Net job flow: 6 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#22. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 2
--- #221 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 9 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#21. Staunton, VA

- Started a new job in Staunton, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Staunton, VA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #10 most common destination from Staunton, VA
- Net job flow: 3 to Staunton, VA
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#20. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 12
--- #154 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 0 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#19. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 6
--- #88 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 8 to Raleigh-Cary, NC

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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- #235 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 24
--- #190 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 9 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#16. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 4
--- #130 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 12 to Jacksonville, FL
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#15. Jackson, TN

- Started a new job in Jackson, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Jackson, TN in Q1 2021: 19
--- #7 (tie) most common destination from Jackson, TN
- Net job flow: 0 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#14. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 30
--- #106 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 11 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

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#13. Clarksville, TN-KY

- Started a new job in Clarksville, TN-KY from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Clarksville, TN-KY in Q1 2021: 48
--- #14 most common destination from Clarksville, TN-KY
- Net job flow: 22 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#12. Lynchburg, VA

- Started a new job in Lynchburg, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Lynchburg, VA in Q1 2021: 22
--- #10 most common destination from Lynchburg, VA
- Net job flow: 7 to Lynchburg, VA
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#11. Cleveland, TN

- Started a new job in Cleveland, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 31
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Cleveland, TN in Q1 2021: 26
--- #5 most common destination from Cleveland, TN
- Net job flow: 5 to Cleveland, TN
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#10. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 58
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 51
--- #6 most common destination from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
- Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#9. Roanoke, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 64
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Roanoke, VA in Q1 2021: 60
--- #8 most common destination from Roanoke, VA
- Net job flow: 4 to Roanoke, VA

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#8. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 72
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 112
--- #12 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 40 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#7. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 90
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 97
--- #17 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 7 to Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
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#6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 129
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 100
--- #36 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 29 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#5. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 141
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 110
--- #12 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 31 to Richmond, VA
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#4. Morristown, TN

- Started a new job in Morristown, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 185
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Morristown, TN in Q1 2021: 148
--- #3 most common destination from Morristown, TN
- Net job flow: 37 to Morristown, TN

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#3. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 301
--- 11.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 300
--- #9 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 1 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#2. Knoxville, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 380
--- 14.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Knoxville, TN in Q1 2021: 375
--- #4 most common destination from Knoxville, TN
- Net job flow: 5 to Knoxville, TN
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#1. Johnson City, TN

- Started a new job in Johnson City, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 662
--- 24.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Johnson City, TN in Q1 2021: 622
--- #0 most common destination from Johnson City, TN
- Net job flow: 40 to Johnson City, TN

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