People from these metros are finding new jobs in El Centro

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

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 El Centro, 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 El Centro, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in El Centro from Dallas in Q1 2021: 10
--- #292 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from El Centro in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to El Centro
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#12. Non-metropolitan area(s), OR

- Started a new job in El Centro from Non in Q1 2021: 11
--- #154 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from El Centro in Q1 2021: 2
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to El Centro
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#11. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from San Jose in Q1 2021: 12
--- #60 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from El Centro in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to San Jose
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#10. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from Fresno in Q1 2021: 12
--- #34 most common destination from Fresno
- Started a new job in Fresno from El Centro in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Fresno
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#9. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 28
--- #56 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from El Centro in Q1 2021: 32
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to San Francisco

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#8. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 40
--- #50 (tie) most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from El Centro in Q1 2021: 35
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to El Centro
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#7. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in El Centro from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 42
--- #90 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from El Centro in Q1 2021: 43
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Phoenix
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#6. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 48
--- #19 most common destination from Bakersfield
- Started a new job in Bakersfield from El Centro in Q1 2021: 47
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to El Centro
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#5. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from Salinas in Q1 2021: 62
--- #22 most common destination from Salinas
- Started a new job in Salinas from El Centro in Q1 2021: 28
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to El Centro
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#4. Yuma, AZ

- Started a new job in El Centro from Yuma in Q1 2021: 95
--- #8 most common destination from Yuma
- Started a new job in Yuma from El Centro in Q1 2021: 53
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to El Centro

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#3. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from San Diego in Q1 2021: 144
--- #24 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from El Centro in Q1 2021: 148
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to San Diego
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#2. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from Riverside in Q1 2021: 165
--- #17 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from El Centro in Q1 2021: 162
--- 14.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to El Centro
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in El Centro from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 170
--- #38 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from El Centro in Q1 2021: 163
--- 14.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to El Centro

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