Metros where people in El Centro are getting new jobs

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

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#15. Merced, CA

- Started a new job in Merced, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 3
--- #21 most common destination from Merced, CA
- Net job flow: 7 to Merced, CA
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#14. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA in Q1 2021: 6
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
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#13. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 9
--- #200 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#12. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #58 most common destination from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
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#11. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Stockton, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Stockton, CA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #32 most common destination from Stockton, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to Stockton, CA

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#10. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Fresno, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 20
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Fresno, CA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #32 most common destination from Fresno, CA
- Net job flow: 8 to Fresno, CA
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#9. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in Salinas, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 28
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Salinas, CA in Q1 2021: 62
--- #20 most common destination from Salinas, CA
- Net job flow: 34 to El Centro, CA
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#8. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 32
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 28
--- #54 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 4 to San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
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#7. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 35
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA in Q1 2021: 40
--- #48 (tie) most common destination from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to El Centro, CA
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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 43
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 42
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 1 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

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#5. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 47
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 48
--- #17 most common destination from Bakersfield, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to El Centro, CA
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#4. Yuma, AZ

- Started a new job in Yuma, AZ from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 53
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Yuma, AZ in Q1 2021: 95
--- #6 most common destination from Yuma, AZ
- Net job flow: 42 to El Centro, CA
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#3. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 148
--- 14.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 144
--- #22 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 4 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#2. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 162
--- 16.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 165
--- #15 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 3 to El Centro, CA
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from El Centro, CA in Q1 2021: 163
--- 16.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in El Centro, CA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 170
--- #36 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 7 to El Centro, CA

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