Metros where people in El Paso are getting new jobs

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

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#30. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 16
--- #16 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 13 to Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
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#29. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #36 (tie) most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 17 to Richmond, VA
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#28. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 27
--- #110 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 6 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#27. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 32
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Abilene, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Abilene, TX
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#26. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 20
--- #124 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 15 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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#25. Tucson, AZ

- Started a new job in Tucson, AZ from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Tucson, AZ in Q1 2021: 45
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Tucson, AZ
- Net job flow: 9 to El Paso, TX
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#24. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Brownsville-Harlingen, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX in Q1 2021: 73
--- #9 most common destination from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
- Net job flow: 36 to El Paso, TX
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#23. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Waco, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Waco, TX in Q1 2021: 62
--- #8 (tie) most common destination from Waco, TX
- Net job flow: 25 to El Paso, TX
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#22. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 37
--- #84 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 2 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#21. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 42
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 157
--- #41 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 115 to El Paso, TX

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#20. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 44
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 41
--- #10 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Corpus Christi, TX
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#19. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV in Q1 2021: 119
--- #34 most common destination from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Net job flow: 72 to El Paso, TX
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#18. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 127
--- #51 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 78 to El Paso, TX
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#17. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 64
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 159
--- #40 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 95 to El Paso, TX
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#16. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 65
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 62
--- #46 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 3 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

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#15. Laredo, TX

- Started a new job in Laredo, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 68
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Laredo, TX in Q1 2021: 97
--- #7 most common destination from Laredo, TX
- Net job flow: 29 to El Paso, TX
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#14. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Killeen-Temple, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 81
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Killeen-Temple, TX in Q1 2021: 60
--- #6 most common destination from Killeen-Temple, TX
- Net job flow: 21 to Killeen-Temple, TX
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#13. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Odessa, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 81
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Odessa, TX in Q1 2021: 76
--- #6 most common destination from Odessa, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Odessa, TX
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#12. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 82
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 85
--- #7 most common destination from Amarillo, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to El Paso, TX
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#11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 120
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 562
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 442 to El Paso, TX

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#10. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 132
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 99
--- #7 most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 33 to Midland, TX
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#9. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 153
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q1 2021: 99
--- #8 most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 54 to McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
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#8. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 164
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 347
--- #28 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 183 to El Paso, TX
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#7. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 167
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 152
--- #6 most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 15 to Albuquerque, NM
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#6. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 179
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 173
--- #4 most common destination from Lubbock, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Lubbock, TX

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#5. Las Cruces, NM

- Started a new job in Las Cruces, NM from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 324
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Las Cruces, NM in Q1 2021: 301
--- #1 most common destination from Las Cruces, NM
- Net job flow: 23 to Las Cruces, NM
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#4. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 476
--- 7.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 397
--- #6 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 79 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#3. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 587
--- 8.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 527
--- #6 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 60 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 El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 864
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 763
--- #7 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 101 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 1,727
--- 25.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 1,375
--- #4 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 352 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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