People from these metros are finding new jobs in San Francisco

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

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 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, 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 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 258
--- #7 most common destination from Santa Maria
- Started a new job in Santa Maria from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 230
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to San Francisco
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#19. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 287
--- #6 most common destination from Bakersfield
- Started a new job in Bakersfield from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 264
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to San Francisco
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#18. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Oxnard in Q1 2021: 290
--- #6 most common destination from Oxnard
- Started a new job in Oxnard from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 304
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Oxnard
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#17. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Boston in Q1 2021: 292
--- #13 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 286
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to San Francisco
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Chicago in Q1 2021: 331
--- #29 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 319
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to San Francisco

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#15. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Santa Cruz in Q1 2021: 380
--- #3 most common destination from Santa Cruz
- Started a new job in Santa Cruz from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 307
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 73 to San Francisco
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#14. Napa, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Napa in Q1 2021: 392
--- #2 most common destination from Napa
- Started a new job in Napa from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 392
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to San Francisco
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Non in Q1 2021: 427
--- #4 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 418
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to San Francisco
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#12. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Salinas in Q1 2021: 447
--- #3 most common destination from Salinas
- Started a new job in Salinas from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 347
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 100 to San Francisco
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#11. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Seattle in Q1 2021: 488
--- #7 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 1,000
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 512 to Seattle

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#10. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Fresno in Q1 2021: 756
--- #6 most common destination from Fresno
- Started a new job in Fresno from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 670
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 86 to San Francisco
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#9. Modesto, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Modesto in Q1 2021: 879
--- #3 most common destination from Modesto
- Started a new job in Modesto from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 761
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 118 to San Francisco
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from New York in Q1 2021: 942
--- #14 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 948
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to New York
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#7. Vallejo, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Vallejo in Q1 2021: 948
--- #1 most common destination from Vallejo
- Started a new job in Vallejo from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 948
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to San Francisco
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#6. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 1,168
--- #2 most common destination from Santa Rosa
- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 1,114
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to San Francisco

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#5. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Riverside in Q1 2021: 1,893
--- #4 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 1,652
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 241 to San Francisco
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#4. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Stockton in Q1 2021: 2,011
--- #2 most common destination from Stockton
- Started a new job in Stockton from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 1,593
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 418 to San Francisco
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#3. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from San Diego in Q1 2021: 2,554
--- #4 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 2,381
--- 7.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 173 to San Francisco
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#2. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 4,054
--- #2 most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 3,917
--- 11.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 137 to San Francisco
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 9,615
--- #4 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 8,520
--- 25.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1,095 to San Francisco

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