Metros where people in Madison are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Madison 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 Madison, WI 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 Madison, WI in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #92 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 10 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#29. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 24
--- #70 (tie) most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 3 to Madison, WI
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#28. Dubuque, IA

- Started a new job in Dubuque, IA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Dubuque, IA in Q1 2021: 40
--- #9 most common destination from Dubuque, IA
- Net job flow: 18 to Madison, WI
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#27. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #72 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
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#26. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 20
--- #72 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 3 to St. Louis, MO-IL

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#25. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 25
--- #114 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 1 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#24. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 19
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 8 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#23. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #79 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 15 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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#22. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #124 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 17 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#21. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 24
--- #92 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 13 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

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#20. Duluth, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Duluth, MN-WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Duluth, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 15
--- #4 most common destination from Duluth, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 22 to Duluth, MN-WI
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 26
--- #97 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 14 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#18. Rockford, IL

- Started a new job in Rockford, IL from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Rockford, IL in Q1 2021: 62
--- #8 most common destination from Rockford, IL
- Net job flow: 22 to Madison, WI
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#17. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 44
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 31
--- #93 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 13 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 25
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 26 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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#15. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 24
--- #79 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 27 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#14. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 54
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 34
--- #54 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 20 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#13. Sheboygan, WI

- Started a new job in Sheboygan, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 82
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Sheboygan, WI in Q1 2021: 94
--- #4 most common destination from Sheboygan, WI
- Net job flow: 12 to Madison, WI
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#12. Fond du Lac, WI

- Started a new job in Fond du Lac, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 113
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Fond du Lac, WI in Q1 2021: 167
--- #3 most common destination from Fond du Lac, WI
- Net job flow: 54 to Madison, WI
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#11. Eau Claire, WI

- Started a new job in Eau Claire, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 124
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Eau Claire, WI in Q1 2021: 135
--- #3 most common destination from Eau Claire, WI
- Net job flow: 11 to Madison, WI

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#10. Racine, WI

- Started a new job in Racine, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 142
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Racine, WI in Q1 2021: 155
--- #3 most common destination from Racine, WI
- Net job flow: 13 to Madison, WI
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#9. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 167
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 217
--- #12 most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 50 to Madison, WI
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#8. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

- Started a new job in Oshkosh-Neenah, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 184
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Oshkosh-Neenah, WI in Q1 2021: 171
--- #4 most common destination from Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
- Net job flow: 13 to Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
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#7. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

- Started a new job in La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 204
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN in Q1 2021: 158
--- #2 most common destination from La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
- Net job flow: 46 to La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
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#6. Wausau-Weston, WI

- Started a new job in Wausau-Weston, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 211
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Wausau-Weston, WI in Q1 2021: 125
--- #1 most common destination from Wausau-Weston, WI
- Net job flow: 86 to Wausau-Weston, WI

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#5. Appleton, WI

- Started a new job in Appleton, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 254
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Appleton, WI in Q1 2021: 310
--- #4 most common destination from Appleton, WI
- Net job flow: 56 to Madison, WI
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#4. Green Bay, WI

- Started a new job in Green Bay, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 284
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Green Bay, WI in Q1 2021: 318
--- #3 most common destination from Green Bay, WI
- Net job flow: 34 to Madison, WI
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#3. Janesville-Beloit, WI

- Started a new job in Janesville-Beloit, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 373
--- 6.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Janesville-Beloit, WI in Q1 2021: 396
--- #1 most common destination from Janesville-Beloit, WI
- Net job flow: 23 to Madison, WI
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#2. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 393
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 525
--- #21 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 132 to Madison, WI
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#1. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

- Started a new job in Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI from Madison, WI in Q1 2021: 1,997
--- 34.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Madison, WI from Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI in Q1 2021: 2,056
--- #2 most common destination from Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
- Net job flow: 59 to Madison, WI

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