People from these metros are finding new jobs in Santa Maria

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Santa Maria

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 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Dallas in Q1 2021: 24
--- #161 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Dallas
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 25
--- #78 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Phoenix
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#18. Modesto, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Modesto in Q1 2021: 28
--- #18 most common destination from Modesto
- Started a new job in Modesto from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Modesto
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#17. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Stockton in Q1 2021: 35
--- #23 most common destination from Stockton
- Started a new job in Stockton from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Santa Maria
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#16. Napa, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Napa in Q1 2021: 39
--- #16 most common destination from Napa
- Started a new job in Napa from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Santa Maria

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#15. Madera, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Madera in Q1 2021: 41
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Madera
- Started a new job in Madera from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Santa Maria
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#14. Non-metropolitan area(s), CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Non in Q1 2021: 56
--- #37 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Santa Maria
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#13. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 95
--- #29 (tie) most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 110
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Sacramento
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#12. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Santa Cruz in Q1 2021: 99
--- #15 most common destination from Santa Cruz
- Started a new job in Santa Cruz from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 79 to Santa Maria
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#11. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from San Jose in Q1 2021: 105
--- #23 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 101
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Santa Maria

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#10. Visalia, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Visalia in Q1 2021: 115
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Visalia
- Started a new job in Visalia from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 58
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Santa Maria
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#9. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from San Diego in Q1 2021: 177
--- #17 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 203
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to San Diego
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#8. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Fresno in Q1 2021: 181
--- #16 most common destination from Fresno
- Started a new job in Fresno from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 126
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Santa Maria
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#7. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Salinas in Q1 2021: 228
--- #8 most common destination from Salinas
- Started a new job in Salinas from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 170
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 58 to Santa Maria
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#6. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 230
--- #22 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 258
--- 5.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to San Francisco

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#5. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 238
--- #11 most common destination from Bakersfield
- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 165
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 73 to Santa Maria
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#4. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Riverside in Q1 2021: 293
--- #13 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 297
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Riverside
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#3. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from San Luis Obispo in Q1 2021: 347
--- #2 most common destination from San Luis Obispo
- Started a new job in San Luis Obispo from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 404
--- 8.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to San Luis Obispo
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#2. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Oxnard in Q1 2021: 502
--- #4 most common destination from Oxnard
- Started a new job in Oxnard from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 525
--- 11.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Oxnard
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Maria from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,147
--- #11 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Santa Maria in Q1 2021: 1,008
--- 22.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 139 to Santa Maria

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