People from these metros are finding new jobs in Houston

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Houston

Jobs have long been one of the main reasons people move. But with the rise of remote working—pushed to greater heights by the COVID-19 pandemic—some people work for employers in new cities and states without ever leaving their original home. And sometimes a job in a new city or state is as simple as staying put but commuting to a new job that’s technically across state lines or in a different city than where you live. Still, with the majority of workers in America going into a physical building to work, many continue to move to new areas for new jobs. Seeing where people are coming from for new jobs—either physically or remotely—in a metro sheds light on an area’s job market. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 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 in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Houston from Miami in Q2 2020: 336
--- #28 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Houston in Q2 2020: 171
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 165 to Houston
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#19. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Killeen in Q2 2020: 348
--- #4 most common destination from Killeen
- Started a new job in Killeen from Houston in Q2 2020: 382
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Killeen
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#18. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in Houston from New Orleans in Q2 2020: 353
--- #8 most common destination from New Orleans
- Started a new job in New Orleans from Houston in Q2 2020: 260
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 93 to Houston
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#17. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Longview in Q2 2020: 357
--- #4 most common destination from Longview
- Started a new job in Longview from Houston in Q2 2020: 307
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 50 to Houston
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#16. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Midland in Q2 2020: 358
--- #5 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Houston in Q2 2020: 252
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 106 to Houston
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#15. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Houston from Atlanta in Q2 2020: 366
--- #24 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Houston in Q2 2020: 332
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Houston
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Houston from Chicago in Q2 2020: 368
--- #25 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Houston in Q2 2020: 311
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Houston
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#13. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from El Paso in Q2 2020: 442
--- #3 most common destination from El Paso
- Started a new job in El Paso from Houston in Q2 2020: 462
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to El Paso
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#12. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from McAllen in Q2 2020: 460
--- #3 most common destination from McAllen
- Started a new job in McAllen from Houston in Q2 2020: 428
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Houston
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#11. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Houston from Lake Charles in Q2 2020: 485
--- #3 most common destination from Lake Charles
- Started a new job in Lake Charles from Houston in Q2 2020: 350
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 135 to Houston
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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Houston from Los Angeles in Q2 2020: 491
--- #21 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Houston in Q2 2020: 342
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 149 to Houston
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Houston from New York in Q2 2020: 495
--- #31 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Houston in Q2 2020: 296
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 199 to Houston
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#8. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Houston from Baton Rouge in Q2 2020: 799
--- #5 most common destination from Baton Rouge
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge from Houston in Q2 2020: 452
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 347 to Houston
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#7. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Corpus Christi in Q2 2020: 868
--- #2 most common destination from Corpus Christi
- Started a new job in Corpus Christi from Houston in Q2 2020: 831
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Houston
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#6. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from College Station in Q2 2020: 1,101
--- #2 most common destination from College Station
- Started a new job in College Station from Houston in Q2 2020: 705
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 396 to Houston
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#5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Beaumont in Q2 2020: 1,640
--- #2 most common destination from Beaumont
- Started a new job in Beaumont from Houston in Q2 2020: 1,459
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 181 to Houston
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#4. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from San Antonio in Q2 2020: 3,036
--- #4 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Houston in Q2 2020: 3,186
--- 7.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 150 to San Antonio
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#3. Not in metropolitan area, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 3,388
--- #3 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Houston in Q2 2020: 3,485
--- 8.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to Not in metropolitan area
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#2. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Austin in Q2 2020: 4,217
--- #3 most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Houston in Q2 2020: 4,468
--- 11.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 251 to Austin
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Dallas in Q2 2020: 9,821
--- #2 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Houston in Q2 2020: 10,186
--- 25.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 365 to Dallas

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