Metros where people in Amarillo are getting new jobs

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

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#24. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 2
--- #237 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#23. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in College Station-Bryan, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from College Station-Bryan, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from College Station-Bryan, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Amarillo, TX
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#22. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Longview, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Longview, TX in Q1 2021: 8
--- #27 most common destination from Longview, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Longview, TX
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#21. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Amarillo, TX
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#20. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 35
--- #179 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 22 to Amarillo, TX

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#19. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Tyler, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Tyler, TX in Q1 2021: 22
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Tyler, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Amarillo, TX
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#18. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Waco, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Waco, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- #15 most common destination from Waco, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Waco, TX
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#17. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 19
--- #35 most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 1 to Amarillo, TX
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#16. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Killeen-Temple, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Killeen-Temple, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Killeen-Temple, TX
- Net job flow: 7 to Killeen-Temple, TX
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#15. San Angelo, TX

- Started a new job in San Angelo, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from San Angelo, TX in Q1 2021: 20
--- #10 most common destination from San Angelo, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to San Angelo, TX

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#14. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 23
--- #31 most common destination from Oklahoma City, OK
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#13. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 10
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 16 to Corpus Christi, TX
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#12. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 20
--- #130 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 6 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#11. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Wichita Falls, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Wichita Falls, TX in Q1 2021: 25
--- #7 most common destination from Wichita Falls, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Wichita Falls, TX
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#10. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 32
--- #10 most common destination from Abilene, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Abilene, TX

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#9. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 91
--- #70 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 56 to Amarillo, TX
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#8. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Odessa, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 63
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Odessa, TX in Q1 2021: 37
--- #9 most common destination from Odessa, TX
- Net job flow: 26 to Odessa, TX
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#7. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 64
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 49
--- #11 most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 15 to Midland, TX
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#6. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 85
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 82
--- #20 most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to El Paso, TX
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#5. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 116
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 101
--- #19 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 15 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

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#4. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 121
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 98
--- #26 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 23 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#3. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 214
--- 9.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 171
--- #34 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 43 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#2. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 355
--- 15.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 367
--- #2 most common destination from Lubbock, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Amarillo, TX
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 540
--- 24.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 485
--- #23 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 55 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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