People from these metros are finding new jobs in Bakersfield

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

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 Bakersfield, CA 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 Bakersfield, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Houston in Q1 2021: 36
--- #77 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 66
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Houston
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 38
--- #68 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 63
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Phoenix
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#18. El Centro, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from El Centro in Q1 2021: 47
--- #7 most common destination from El Centro
- Started a new job in El Centro from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to El Centro
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#17. Non-metropolitan area(s), CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Non in Q1 2021: 51
--- #22 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Bakersfield
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#16. Modesto, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Modesto in Q1 2021: 52
--- #16 most common destination from Modesto
- Started a new job in Modesto from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 62
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Modesto

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#15. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Salinas in Q1 2021: 63
--- #11 most common destination from Salinas
- Started a new job in Salinas from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 93
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Salinas
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#14. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Stockton in Q1 2021: 71
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Stockton
- Started a new job in Stockton from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 63
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Bakersfield
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#13. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from San Luis Obispo in Q1 2021: 82
--- #6 most common destination from San Luis Obispo
- Started a new job in San Luis Obispo from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 120
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to San Luis Obispo
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#12. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from San Jose in Q1 2021: 97
--- #20 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 116
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to San Jose
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#11. Madera, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Madera in Q1 2021: 102
--- #3 most common destination from Madera
- Started a new job in Madera from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 116
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Madera

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#10. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 165
--- #6 most common destination from Santa Maria
- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 238
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 73 to Santa Maria
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#9. Hanford-Corcoran, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Hanford in Q1 2021: 193
--- #5 most common destination from Hanford
- Started a new job in Hanford from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 113
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 80 to Bakersfield
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#8. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 205
--- #17 most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 203
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Bakersfield
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#7. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from San Diego in Q1 2021: 228
--- #13 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 263
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to San Diego
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#6. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Oxnard in Q1 2021: 256
--- #7 most common destination from Oxnard
- Started a new job in Oxnard from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 202
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to Bakersfield

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#5. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 264
--- #21 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 287
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to San Francisco
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#4. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Fresno in Q1 2021: 455
--- #5 most common destination from Fresno
- Started a new job in Fresno from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 726
--- 12.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 271 to Fresno
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#3. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Riverside in Q1 2021: 593
--- #6 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 703
--- 11.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 110 to Riverside
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#2. Visalia, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Visalia in Q1 2021: 630
--- #3 most common destination from Visalia
- Started a new job in Visalia from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 764
--- 12.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 134 to Visalia
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,633
--- #9 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- 27.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 60 to Los Angeles

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