People from these metros are finding new jobs in Santa Rosa

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

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 Rosa-Petaluma, 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 Rosa-Petaluma, CA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Seattle in Q1 2021: 24
--- #86 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Seattle
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#19. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from New York in Q1 2021: 25
--- #175 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Santa Rosa
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#18. Chico, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Chico in Q1 2021: 28
--- #12 (tie) most common destination from Chico
- Started a new job in Chico from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Chico
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#17. Bakersfield, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Bakersfield in Q1 2021: 28
--- #28 most common destination from Bakersfield
- Started a new job in Bakersfield from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Santa Rosa
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#16. Merced, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Merced in Q1 2021: 28
--- #19 most common destination from Merced
- Started a new job in Merced from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Santa Rosa

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#15. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Oxnard in Q1 2021: 29
--- #21 (tie) most common destination from Oxnard
- Started a new job in Oxnard from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Santa Rosa
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#14. Redding, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Redding in Q1 2021: 36
--- #16 most common destination from Redding
- Started a new job in Redding from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Santa Rosa
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#13. Salinas, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Salinas in Q1 2021: 36
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Salinas
- Started a new job in Salinas from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Santa Rosa
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#12. Fresno, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Fresno in Q1 2021: 43
--- #20 most common destination from Fresno
- Started a new job in Fresno from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 57
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Fresno
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#11. Modesto, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Modesto in Q1 2021: 55
--- #17 most common destination from Modesto
- Started a new job in Modesto from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Santa Rosa

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#10. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Riverside in Q1 2021: 92
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 157
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to Riverside
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#9. Stockton, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Stockton in Q1 2021: 122
--- #14 most common destination from Stockton
- Started a new job in Stockton from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 113
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Santa Rosa
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#8. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from San Diego in Q1 2021: 128
--- #25 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 133
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to San Diego
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#7. Vallejo, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Vallejo in Q1 2021: 145
--- #7 most common destination from Vallejo
- Started a new job in Vallejo from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 154
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Vallejo
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Non in Q1 2021: 176
--- #7 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 202
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Non

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#5. Napa, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Napa in Q1 2021: 227
--- #3 most common destination from Napa
- Started a new job in Napa from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 248
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Napa
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#4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from San Jose in Q1 2021: 278
--- #13 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 294
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to San Jose
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#3. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 389
--- #13 most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 459
--- 11.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 70 to Sacramento
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#2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 453
--- #20 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 475
--- 12.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Los Angeles
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#1. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 1,114
--- #8 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 1,168
--- 30.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to San Francisco

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