People from these metros are finding new jobs in Fort Collins

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Fort Collins

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 Fort Collins, CO 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 Fort Collins, CO in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Non-metropolitan area(s), NE

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Non in Q1 2021: 18
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Fort Collins
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#19. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from San Diego in Q1 2021: 20
--- #89 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to San Diego
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#18. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Austin in Q1 2021: 20
--- #94 most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Fort Collins
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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Seattle in Q1 2021: 21
--- #92 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Seattle
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#16. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 24
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Fort Collins

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

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Houston in Q1 2021: 28
--- #162 (tie) most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Fort Collins
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#14. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from New York in Q1 2021: 29
--- #160 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Fort Collins
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 30
--- #81 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 51
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Phoenix
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#12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Dallas in Q1 2021: 31
--- #156 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Dallas
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#11. Non-metropolitan area(s), WY

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Non in Q1 2021: 35
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Non

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

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Chicago in Q1 2021: 38
--- #147 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Fort Collins
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 39
--- #109 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Fort Collins
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#8. Cheyenne, WY

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Cheyenne in Q1 2021: 40
--- #5 most common destination from Cheyenne
- Started a new job in Cheyenne from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Cheyenne
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#7. Pueblo, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Pueblo in Q1 2021: 42
--- #5 most common destination from Pueblo
- Started a new job in Pueblo from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Fort Collins
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#6. Grand Junction, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 43
--- #5 most common destination from Grand Junction
- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 51
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Grand Junction

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#5. Non-metropolitan area(s), CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Non in Q1 2021: 162
--- #6 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 161
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Fort Collins
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#4. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Colorado Springs in Q1 2021: 282
--- #5 most common destination from Colorado Springs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 214
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 68 to Fort Collins
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#3. Boulder, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Boulder in Q1 2021: 326
--- #3 most common destination from Boulder
- Started a new job in Boulder from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 294
--- 7.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Fort Collins
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#2. Greeley, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Greeley in Q1 2021: 541
--- #3 most common destination from Greeley
- Started a new job in Greeley from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 529
--- 12.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Fort Collins
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#1. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Denver in Q1 2021: 1,685
--- #4 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 1,589
--- 37.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 96 to Fort Collins

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