Metros where people in Abilene are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Abilene 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 Abilene, TX 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 Abilene, TX in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV in Q1 2021: 6
--- #117 (tie) most common destination from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Net job flow: 4 to Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
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#19. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q1 2021: 8
--- #30 (tie) most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
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#18. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #185 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#17. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Brownsville-Harlingen, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX in Q1 2021: 9
--- #24 most common destination from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
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#16. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in College Station-Bryan, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from College Station-Bryan, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- #18 most common destination from College Station-Bryan, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to College Station-Bryan, TX

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#15. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- #28 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Abilene, TX
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#14. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 4
--- #51 (tie) most common destination from Oklahoma City, OK
- Net job flow: 10 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#13. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Waco, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Waco, TX in Q1 2021: 24
--- #13 most common destination from Waco, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Abilene, TX
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#12. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Wichita Falls, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Wichita Falls, TX in Q1 2021: 38
--- #5 most common destination from Wichita Falls, TX
- Net job flow: 9 to Abilene, TX
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#11. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Killeen-Temple, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 31
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Killeen-Temple, TX in Q1 2021: 38
--- #9 most common destination from Killeen-Temple, TX
- Net job flow: 7 to Abilene, TX

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#10. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 32
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 34
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Abilene, TX
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#9. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 32
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 35
--- #14 most common destination from Amarillo, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Abilene, TX
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#8. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Odessa, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 36
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Odessa, TX in Q1 2021: 34
--- #12 most common destination from Odessa, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Odessa, TX
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#7. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 68
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 62
--- #10 most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Midland, TX
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#6. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 78
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 74
--- #9 most common destination from Lubbock, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Lubbock, TX

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#5. San Angelo, TX

- Started a new job in San Angelo, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 79
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from San Angelo, TX in Q1 2021: 89
--- #5 most common destination from San Angelo, TX
- Net job flow: 10 to Abilene, TX
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#4. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 101
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 338
--- #30 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 237 to Abilene, TX
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#3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 105
--- 6.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 208
--- #23 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 103 to Abilene, TX
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#2. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 148
--- 9.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 158
--- #48 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 10 to Abilene, TX
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 484
--- 30.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 439
--- #27 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 45 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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