Metros where people in Merced are getting new jobs

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

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#22. Yuba City, CA

- Started a new job in Yuba City, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Yuba City, CA in Q1 2021: 3
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Yuba City, CA
- Net job flow: 7 to Yuba City, CA
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#21. Hanford-Corcoran, CA

- Started a new job in Hanford-Corcoran, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Hanford-Corcoran, CA in Q1 2021: 40
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Hanford-Corcoran, CA
- Net job flow: 30 to Merced, CA
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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 5
--- #262 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 6 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#19. Napa, CA

- Started a new job in Napa, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Napa, CA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #15 most common destination from Napa, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Napa, CA
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#18. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA in Q1 2021: 19
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to Merced, CA

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#17. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 1
--- #188 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 14 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#16. Vallejo, CA

- Started a new job in Vallejo, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Vallejo, CA in Q1 2021: 16
--- #21 most common destination from Vallejo, CA
- Net job flow: 0 to Merced, CA
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#15. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #25 most common destination from Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
- Net job flow: 6 to Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
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#14. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 25
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#13. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 28
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA in Q1 2021: 14
--- #16 most common destination from Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
- Net job flow: 14 to Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

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#12. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in Bakersfield, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 36
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Bakersfield, CA in Q1 2021: 53
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Bakersfield, CA
- Net job flow: 17 to Merced, CA
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#11. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in Salinas, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 38
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Salinas, CA in Q1 2021: 34
--- #16 most common destination from Salinas, CA
- Net job flow: 4 to Salinas, CA
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#10. Visalia, CA

- Started a new job in Visalia, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 47
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Visalia, CA in Q1 2021: 42
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Visalia, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to Visalia, CA
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#9. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 47
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 50
--- #36 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 3 to Merced, CA
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#8. Madera, CA

- Started a new job in Madera, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 76
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Madera, CA in Q1 2021: 79
--- #4 most common destination from Madera, CA
- Net job flow: 3 to Merced, CA

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#7. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 103
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA in Q1 2021: 108
--- #20 most common destination from San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
- Net job flow: 5 to Merced, CA
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#6. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 131
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA in Q1 2021: 132
--- #22 most common destination from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Merced, CA
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#5. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 151
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 119
--- #37 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 32 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#4. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Stockton, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 170
--- 8.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Stockton, CA in Q1 2021: 136
--- #7 most common destination from Stockton, CA
- Net job flow: 34 to Stockton, CA
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#3. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 202
--- 10.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 149
--- #23 most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 53 to San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

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#2. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Fresno, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 242
--- 12.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Fresno, CA in Q1 2021: 215
--- #11 most common destination from Fresno, CA
- Net job flow: 27 to Fresno, CA
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#1. Modesto, CA

- Started a new job in Modesto, CA from Merced, CA in Q1 2021: 361
--- 18.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Merced, CA from Modesto, CA in Q1 2021: 279
--- #4 most common destination from Modesto, CA
- Net job flow: 82 to Modesto, CA

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