Metros where people in Knoxville 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 Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN in the second quarter of 2020.

#20. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

– Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 27
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q2 2020: 35
— #52 (tie) most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
– Net job flow: 8 to Knoxville, TN

#19. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

– Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 27
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q2 2020: 18
— #92 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
– Net job flow: 9 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

#18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

– Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 27
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q2 2020: 35
— #121 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
– Net job flow: 8 to Knoxville, TN

#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

– Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 28
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q2 2020: 55
— #78 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
– Net job flow: 27 to Knoxville, TN

#16. Jacksonville, FL

– Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 28
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Jacksonville, FL in Q2 2020: 32
— #66 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
– Net job flow: 4 to Knoxville, TN

#15. Asheville, NC

– Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 28
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Asheville, NC in Q2 2020: 27
— #18 most common destination from Asheville, NC
– Net job flow: 1 to Asheville, NC

#14. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

– Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 34
— 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q2 2020: 27
— #36 (tie) most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
– Net job flow: 7 to Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

– Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 40
— 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q2 2020: 66
— #99 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
– Net job flow: 26 to Knoxville, TN

#12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

– Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 43
— 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q2 2020: 56
— #61 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
– Net job flow: 13 to Knoxville, TN

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

– Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 46
— 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q2 2020: 63
— #76 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
– Net job flow: 17 to Knoxville, TN

#10. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

– Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 50
— 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 43
— #90 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
– Net job flow: 7 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

#9. Clarksville, TN-KY

– Started a new job in Clarksville, TN-KY from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 67
— 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Clarksville, TN-KY in Q2 2020: 77
— #4 most common destination from Clarksville, TN-KY
– Net job flow: 10 to Knoxville, TN

#8. Jackson, TN

– Started a new job in Jackson, TN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 77
— 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Jackson, TN in Q2 2020: 77
— #2 most common destination from Jackson, TN
– Net job flow: 0 to Knoxville, TN

#7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

– Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 117
— 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q2 2020: 141
— #46 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
– Net job flow: 24 to Knoxville, TN

#6. Cleveland, TN

– Started a new job in Cleveland, TN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 239
— 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Cleveland, TN in Q2 2020: 191
— #3 most common destination from Cleveland, TN
– Net job flow: 48 to Cleveland, TN

#5. Johnson City, TN

– Started a new job in Johnson City, TN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 260
— 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Johnson City, TN in Q2 2020: 289
— #1 most common destination from Johnson City, TN
– Net job flow: 29 to Knoxville, TN

#4. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

– Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 308
— 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q2 2020: 328
— #2 most common destination from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
– Net job flow: 20 to Knoxville, TN

#3. Morristown, TN

– Started a new job in Morristown, TN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 415
— 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Morristown, TN in Q2 2020: 416
— #0 most common destination from Morristown, TN
– Net job flow: 1 to Knoxville, TN

#2. Chattanooga, TN-GA

– Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 625
— 12.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q2 2020: 559
— #2 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
– Net job flow: 66 to Chattanooga, TN-GA

#1. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN

– Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN from Knoxville, TN in Q2 2020: 1,571
— 30.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN in Q2 2020: 1,689
— #1 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
– Net job flow: 118 to Knoxville, TN