Metros where people in Houston are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Houston are getting new jobs

A metro’s job market has a big impact on whether people stay in a good job or leave for greener pastures where jobs may be more plentiful or where workers can find specific jobs in their industries. Areas with growing job markets like many spots in Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX found new jobs using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in the second quarter of 2020.
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#20. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 285
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q2 2020: 205
--- #17 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 80 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#19. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 296
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q2 2020: 495
--- #29 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 199 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#18. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Longview, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 307
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Longview, TX in Q2 2020: 357
--- #2 most common destination from Longview, TX
- Net job flow: 50 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#17. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 311
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q2 2020: 368
--- #23 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 57 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#16. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Tyler, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 315
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Tyler, TX in Q2 2020: 279
--- #3 most common destination from Tyler, TX
- Net job flow: 36 to Tyler, TX
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#15. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Brownsville-Harlingen, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 320
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX in Q2 2020: 268
--- #1 most common destination from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
- Net job flow: 52 to Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 332
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q2 2020: 366
--- #22 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 34 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#13. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 342
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q2 2020: 491
--- #19 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 149 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#12. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Lake Charles, LA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 350
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Lake Charles, LA in Q2 2020: 485
--- #1 most common destination from Lake Charles, LA
- Net job flow: 135 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#11. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Waco, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 380
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Waco, TX in Q2 2020: 280
--- #1 most common destination from Waco, TX
- Net job flow: 100 to Waco, TX
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#10. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Killeen-Temple, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 382
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Killeen-Temple, TX in Q2 2020: 348
--- #2 most common destination from Killeen-Temple, TX
- Net job flow: 34 to Killeen-Temple, TX
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#9. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 428
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q2 2020: 460
--- #1 most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 32 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#8. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 452
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Baton Rouge, LA in Q2 2020: 799
--- #3 most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 347 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#7. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 462
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from El Paso, TX in Q2 2020: 442
--- #1 most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 20 to El Paso, TX
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#6. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in College Station-Bryan, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 705
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from College Station-Bryan, TX in Q2 2020: 1,101
--- #0 most common destination from College Station-Bryan, TX
- Net job flow: 396 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#5. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 831
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Corpus Christi, TX in Q2 2020: 868
--- #0 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 37 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#4. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 1,459
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q2 2020: 1,640
--- #0 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 181 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 3,186
--- 9.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q2 2020: 3,036
--- #2 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 150 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#2. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 4,468
--- 12.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q2 2020: 4,217
--- #1 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 251 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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 10,186
--- 29.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 9,821
--- #0 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 365 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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