Metros where people in Bakersfield are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield, CA 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 Bakersfield, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Boise City, ID from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Boise City, ID in Q1 2021: 9
--- #40 (tie) most common destination from Boise City, ID
- Net job flow: 14 to Boise City, ID
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#29. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 15
--- #94 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 9 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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#28. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 3
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 21 to El Paso, TX
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#27. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #151 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#26. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 13
--- #57 (tie) most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 13 to Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

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#25. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #16 most common destination from Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
- Net job flow: 7 to Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
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#24. Vallejo, CA

- Started a new job in Vallejo, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Vallejo, CA in Q1 2021: 31
--- #14 most common destination from Vallejo, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Vallejo, CA
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#23. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #67 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 17 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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#22. El Centro, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 47
--- #5 most common destination from El Centro, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to El Centro, CA
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#21. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV in Q1 2021: 24
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Net job flow: 26 to Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

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#20. Merced, CA

- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 36
--- #8 most common destination from Merced, CA
- Net job flow: 17 to Merced, CA
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 60
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 28
--- #100 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 32 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#18. Modesto, CA

- Started a new job in Modesto, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Modesto, CA in Q1 2021: 52
--- #14 most common destination from Modesto, CA
- Net job flow: 10 to Modesto, CA
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#17. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Stockton, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 63
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Stockton, CA in Q1 2021: 71
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Stockton, CA
- Net job flow: 8 to Bakersfield, CA
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#16. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 63
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 38
--- #66 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 25 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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#15. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 66
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 36
--- #75 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 30 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#14. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in Salinas, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 93
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Salinas, CA in Q1 2021: 63
--- #9 most common destination from Salinas, CA
- Net job flow: 30 to Salinas, CA
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#13. Hanford-Corcoran, CA

- Started a new job in Hanford-Corcoran, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 113
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Hanford-Corcoran, CA in Q1 2021: 193
--- #3 most common destination from Hanford-Corcoran, CA
- Net job flow: 80 to Bakersfield, CA
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#12. Madera, CA

- Started a new job in Madera, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 116
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Madera, CA in Q1 2021: 102
--- #1 most common destination from Madera, CA
- Net job flow: 14 to Madera, CA
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#11. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 116
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in Q1 2021: 97
--- #18 most common destination from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Net job flow: 19 to San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

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#10. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA

- Started a new job in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 120
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA in Q1 2021: 82
--- #4 most common destination from San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
- Net job flow: 38 to San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
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#9. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 202
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA in Q1 2021: 256
--- #5 most common destination from Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
- Net job flow: 54 to Bakersfield, CA
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#8. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 203
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA in Q1 2021: 205
--- #15 most common destination from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
- Net job flow: 2 to Bakersfield, CA
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#7. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 238
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA in Q1 2021: 165
--- #4 most common destination from Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Net job flow: 73 to Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
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#6. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 263
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 228
--- #11 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 35 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

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#5. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 287
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 264
--- #19 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 23 to San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
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#4. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 703
--- 10.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 593
--- #4 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 110 to Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
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#3. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Fresno, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 726
--- 10.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Fresno, CA in Q1 2021: 455
--- #3 most common destination from Fresno, CA
- Net job flow: 271 to Fresno, CA
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#2. Visalia, CA

- Started a new job in Visalia, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 764
--- 11.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Visalia, CA in Q1 2021: 630
--- #1 most common destination from Visalia, CA
- Net job flow: 134 to Visalia, CA
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- 24.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 1,633
--- #7 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 60 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

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