People from these metros are finding new jobs in Los Angeles

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

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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Houston in Q1 2021: 466
--- #11 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 747
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 281 to Houston
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#19. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 475
--- #3 most common destination from Santa Rosa
- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 453
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Los Angeles
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Washington in Q1 2021: 479
--- #17 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 362
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 117 to Los Angeles
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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Seattle in Q1 2021: 496
--- #9 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 892
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 396 to Seattle
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#16. Visalia, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Visalia in Q1 2021: 546
--- #4 most common destination from Visalia
- Started a new job in Visalia from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 534
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Los Angeles

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#15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Chicago in Q1 2021: 593
--- #16 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 519
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 74 to Los Angeles
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Dallas in Q1 2021: 612
--- #7 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,356
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 744 to Dallas
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#13. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Stockton in Q1 2021: 659
--- #5 most common destination from Stockton
- Started a new job in Stockton from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 611
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Los Angeles
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#12. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Las Vegas in Q1 2021: 685
--- #3 most common destination from Las Vegas
- Started a new job in Las Vegas from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,498
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 813 to Las Vegas
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#11. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 861
--- #3 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,684
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 823 to Phoenix

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#10. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 1,008
--- #2 most common destination from Santa Maria
- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,147
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 139 to Santa Maria
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from New York in Q1 2021: 1,574
--- #13 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,164
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 410 to Los Angeles
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#8. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- #2 most common destination from Bakersfield
- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,633
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 60 to Los Angeles
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#7. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Fresno in Q1 2021: 1,715
--- #2 most common destination from Fresno
- Started a new job in Fresno from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 2,667
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 952 to Fresno
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#6. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 2,984
--- #3 most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 3,107
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 123 to Sacramento

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#5. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Oxnard in Q1 2021: 3,039
--- #2 most common destination from Oxnard
- Started a new job in Oxnard from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 3,202
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 163 to Oxnard
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#4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from San Jose in Q1 2021: 3,243
--- #3 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 3,545
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 302 to San Jose
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#3. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 8,520
--- #2 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 9,615
--- 13.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1,095 to San Francisco
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#2. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from San Diego in Q1 2021: 9,554
--- #2 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 10,853
--- 15.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1,299 to San Diego
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#1. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Riverside in Q1 2021: 19,625
--- #2 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 19,822
--- 27.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 197 to Riverside

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