Metros where people in Austin are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, 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 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Longview, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 86
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Longview, TX in Q1 2021: 96
--- #4 most common destination from Longview, TX
- Net job flow: 10 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#29. San Angelo, TX

- Started a new job in San Angelo, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 95
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from San Angelo, TX in Q1 2021: 93
--- #4 most common destination from San Angelo, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to San Angelo, TX
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#28. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 96
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 168
--- #30 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 72 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#27. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 98
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 121
--- #5 most common destination from Amarillo, TX
- Net job flow: 23 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#26. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 105
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 106
--- #46 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

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#25. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Tyler, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 106
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Tyler, TX in Q1 2021: 128
--- #4 most common destination from Tyler, TX
- Net job flow: 22 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#24. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 112
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 94
--- #18 most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 18 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#23. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 119
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 453
--- #35 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 334 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#22. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 122
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 240
--- #56 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 118 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#21. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 131
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 186
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 55 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

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#20. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 149
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 142
--- #27 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 7 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 156
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 170
--- #30 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 14 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 163
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 145
--- #49 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 18 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#17. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 171
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 228
--- #6 most common destination from Lubbock, TX
- Net job flow: 57 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#16. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 172
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 152
--- #3 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 20 to Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

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#15. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 189
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 128
--- #4 most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 61 to Midland, TX
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#14. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Brownsville-Harlingen, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 190
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX in Q1 2021: 214
--- #5 most common destination from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
- Net job flow: 24 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 199
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 357
--- #41 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 158 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 205
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 594
--- #33 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 389 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#11. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 229
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 156
--- #17 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 73 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

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#10. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 244
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 335
--- #5 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 91 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#9. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 277
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q1 2021: 376
--- #5 most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 99 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#8. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 338
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 101
--- #2 most common destination from Abilene, TX
- Net job flow: 237 to Abilene, TX
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#7. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in College Station-Bryan, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 398
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from College Station-Bryan, TX in Q1 2021: 394
--- #2 most common destination from College Station-Bryan, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to College Station-Bryan, TX
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#6. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Waco, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 401
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Waco, TX in Q1 2021: 413
--- #2 most common destination from Waco, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

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#5. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 527
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 587
--- #3 most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 60 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#4. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Killeen-Temple, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 799
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Killeen-Temple, TX in Q1 2021: 854
--- #1 most common destination from Killeen-Temple, TX
- Net job flow: 55 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 4,221
--- 16.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 4,605
--- #1 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 384 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#2. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 5,210
--- 20.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 5,745
--- #1 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 535 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 7,306
--- 28.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 7,718
--- #1 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 412 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

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