Metros where people in Nashville are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 96
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 77
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 19 to Jacksonville, FL
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#29. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 97
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 104
--- #25 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 7 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#28. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 99
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 99
--- #26 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 0 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#27. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 101
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 121
--- #27 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 20 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 108
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 129
--- #33 most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 21 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

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#25. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 109
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 105
--- #29 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 4 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#24. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 115
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 124
--- #21 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 9 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#23. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 117
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 171
--- #38 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 54 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 118
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 138
--- #54 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 20 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#21. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 118
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 138
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 20 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 119
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 406
--- #46 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 287 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 133
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 124
--- #37 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 9 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 141
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 150
--- #33 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 9 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#17. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 150
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 178
--- #13 most common destination from Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Net job flow: 28 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#16. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 153
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 131
--- #7 most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 22 to Huntsville, AL

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#15. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 158
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 296
--- #46 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 138 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#14. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 180
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q1 2021: 173
--- #10 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
- Net job flow: 7 to Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 191
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 410
--- #41 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 219 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 193
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 209
--- #31 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 16 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#11. Morristown, TN

- Started a new job in Morristown, TN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 212
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Morristown, TN in Q1 2021: 190
--- #2 most common destination from Morristown, TN
- Net job flow: 22 to Morristown, TN

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#10. Bowling Green, KY

- Started a new job in Bowling Green, KY from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 222
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Bowling Green, KY in Q1 2021: 156
--- #2 most common destination from Bowling Green, KY
- Net job flow: 66 to Bowling Green, KY
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#9. Cleveland, TN

- Started a new job in Cleveland, TN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 281
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Cleveland, TN in Q1 2021: 296
--- #2 most common destination from Cleveland, TN
- Net job flow: 15 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#8. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 300
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 301
--- #4 most common destination from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
- Net job flow: 1 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#7. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 303
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 261
--- #42 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 42 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#6. Johnson City, TN

- Started a new job in Johnson City, TN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 317
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Johnson City, TN in Q1 2021: 302
--- #2 most common destination from Johnson City, TN
- Net job flow: 15 to Johnson City, TN

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#5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 522
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 473
--- #18 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 49 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#4. Jackson, TN

- Started a new job in Jackson, TN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 551
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Jackson, TN in Q1 2021: 623
--- #1 most common destination from Jackson, TN
- Net job flow: 72 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#3. Clarksville, TN-KY

- Started a new job in Clarksville, TN-KY from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 1,184
--- 8.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Clarksville, TN-KY in Q1 2021: 1,096
--- #0 most common destination from Clarksville, TN-KY
- Net job flow: 88 to Clarksville, TN-KY
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#2. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 1,639
--- 12.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 1,520
--- #0 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 119 to Chattanooga, TN-GA
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#1. Knoxville, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 2,430
--- 17.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Knoxville, TN in Q1 2021: 2,184
--- #0 most common destination from Knoxville, TN
- Net job flow: 246 to Knoxville, TN

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