People from these metros are finding new jobs in Phoenix

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Phoenix

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ 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 in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 295
--- #8 most common destination from Salt Lake City
- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 277
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Phoenix
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#19. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Minneapolis in Q1 2021: 300
--- #21 (tie) most common destination from Minneapolis
- Started a new job in Minneapolis from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 108
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 192 to Phoenix
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#18. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Portland in Q1 2021: 351
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 254
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to Phoenix
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#17. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from New York in Q1 2021: 404
--- #45 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 181
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 223 to Phoenix
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#16. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Denver in Q1 2021: 504
--- #15 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 354
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 150 to Phoenix

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#15. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Las Vegas in Q1 2021: 508
--- #7 most common destination from Las Vegas
- Started a new job in Las Vegas from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 396
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 112 to Phoenix
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#14. Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Sierra Vista in Q1 2021: 513
--- #2 most common destination from Sierra Vista
- Started a new job in Sierra Vista from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 275
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 238 to Phoenix
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Dallas in Q1 2021: 514
--- #21 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 596
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Dallas
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#12. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 535
--- #27 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 194
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 341 to Phoenix
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#11. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Seattle in Q1 2021: 639
--- #17 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 316
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 323 to Phoenix

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#10. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Riverside in Q1 2021: 667
--- #11 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 369
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 298 to Phoenix
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#9. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from San Diego in Q1 2021: 672
--- #9 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 404
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 268 to Phoenix
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#8. Yuma, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Yuma in Q1 2021: 686
--- #2 most common destination from Yuma
- Started a new job in Yuma from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 659
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Phoenix
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#7. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Lake Havasu City in Q1 2021: 708
--- #2 most common destination from Lake Havasu City
- Started a new job in Lake Havasu City from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 604
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 104 to Phoenix
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#6. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Chicago in Q1 2021: 787
--- #26 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 341
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 446 to Phoenix

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#5. Flagstaff, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Flagstaff in Q1 2021: 833
--- #1 most common destination from Flagstaff
- Started a new job in Flagstaff from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 938
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 105 to Flagstaff
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#4. Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Prescott Valley in Q1 2021: 993
--- #2 most common destination from Prescott Valley
- Started a new job in Prescott Valley from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 979
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Phoenix
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Non in Q1 2021: 994
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 945
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 49 to Phoenix
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#2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,684
--- #12 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 861
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 823 to Phoenix
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#1. Tucson, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix from Tucson in Q1 2021: 5,927
--- #2 most common destination from Tucson
- Started a new job in Tucson from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 5,017
--- 17.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 910 to Phoenix

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