Metros where people in Lubbock are getting new jobs

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

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#29. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #138 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Lubbock, TX
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#28. Sherman-Denison, TX

- Started a new job in Sherman-Denison, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Sherman-Denison, TX in Q1 2021: 11
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Sherman-Denison, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Sherman-Denison, TX
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#27. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX in Q1 2021: 12
--- #29 most common destination from Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
- Net job flow: 0 to Lubbock, TX
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#26. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Longview, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Longview, TX in Q1 2021: 16
--- #21 most common destination from Longview, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Lubbock, TX
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#25. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Brownsville-Harlingen, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX in Q1 2021: 11
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

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#24. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Albuquerque, NM from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Albuquerque, NM in Q1 2021: 28
--- #38 (tie) most common destination from Albuquerque, NM
- Net job flow: 12 to Lubbock, TX
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#23. Laredo, TX

- Started a new job in Laredo, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Laredo, TX in Q1 2021: 5
--- #9 most common destination from Laredo, TX
- Net job flow: 11 to Laredo, TX
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#22. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 39
--- #154 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 22 to Lubbock, TX
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#21. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 2
--- #114 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 15 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#20. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 14
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Oklahoma City, OK
- Net job flow: 4 to Oklahoma City, OK

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#19. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in College Station-Bryan, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from College Station-Bryan, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- #13 most common destination from College Station-Bryan, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to College Station-Bryan, TX
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#18. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 49
--- #110 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 29 to Lubbock, TX
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#17. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 24
--- #156 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 3 to Lubbock, TX
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#16. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Tyler, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Tyler, TX in Q1 2021: 25
--- #11 most common destination from Tyler, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Tyler, TX
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#15. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Corpus Christi, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Corpus Christi, TX in Q1 2021: 21
--- #14 most common destination from Corpus Christi, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Corpus Christi, TX

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#14. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Waco, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Waco, TX in Q1 2021: 28
--- #11 most common destination from Waco, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Waco, TX
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#13. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Killeen-Temple, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Killeen-Temple, TX in Q1 2021: 27
--- #8 most common destination from Killeen-Temple, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Killeen-Temple, TX
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#12. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX in Q1 2021: 25
--- #9 most common destination from McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Net job flow: 8 to McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
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#11. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Wichita Falls, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 34
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Wichita Falls, TX in Q1 2021: 29
--- #3 most common destination from Wichita Falls, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Wichita Falls, TX
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#10. San Angelo, TX

- Started a new job in San Angelo, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 69
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from San Angelo, TX in Q1 2021: 73
--- #7 most common destination from San Angelo, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Lubbock, TX

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#9. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Abilene, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 74
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Abilene, TX in Q1 2021: 78
--- #6 most common destination from Abilene, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Lubbock, TX
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#8. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Odessa, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 145
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Odessa, TX in Q1 2021: 121
--- #4 most common destination from Odessa, TX
- Net job flow: 24 to Odessa, TX
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#7. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 170
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 155
--- #13 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 15 to San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
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#6. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 173
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 179
--- #9 most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Lubbock, TX
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#5. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 176
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 172
--- #5 most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Midland, TX

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#4. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 228
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 171
--- #15 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 57 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 Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 272
--- 8.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 252
--- #27 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 20 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#2. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 367
--- 11.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 355
--- #2 most common destination from Amarillo, 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 Lubbock, TX in Q1 2021: 914
--- 27.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Lubbock, TX from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 670
--- #10 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 244 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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