People from these metros are finding new jobs in Grand Junction

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Grand Junction

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 Grand Junction, 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 Grand Junction, CO in the first quarter of 2021.

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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Seattle in Q1 2021: 10
--- #155 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Grand Junction
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#16. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 11
--- #65 (tie) most common destination from Salt Lake City
- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Salt Lake City
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#15. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 11
--- #237 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 2
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Grand Junction
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#14. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Riverside in Q1 2021: 12
--- #119 (tie) most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Grand Junction
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#13. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Las Vegas in Q1 2021: 14
--- #86 most common destination from Las Vegas
- Started a new job in Las Vegas from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Las Vegas

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#12. Non-metropolitan area(s), UT

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Non in Q1 2021: 16
--- #11 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 37
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Non
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#11. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from San Diego in Q1 2021: 20
--- #215 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Grand Junction
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#10. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 22
--- #121 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 30
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Phoenix
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#9. Non-metropolitan area(s), NM

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Non in Q1 2021: 29
--- #96 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 4
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Grand Junction
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#8. Boulder, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Boulder in Q1 2021: 33
--- #16 most common destination from Boulder
- Started a new job in Boulder from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 32
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Grand Junction

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#7. Pueblo, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Pueblo in Q1 2021: 35
--- #8 most common destination from Pueblo
- Started a new job in Pueblo from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Grand Junction
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#6. Greeley, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Greeley in Q1 2021: 35
--- #9 most common destination from Greeley
- Started a new job in Greeley from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Greeley
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#5. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 35
--- #181 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Grand Junction
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#4. Fort Collins, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Fort Collins in Q1 2021: 51
--- #7 most common destination from Fort Collins
- Started a new job in Fort Collins from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 43
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Grand Junction
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#3. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Colorado Springs in Q1 2021: 71
--- #13 most common destination from Colorado Springs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 71
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Grand Junction

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

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Non in Q1 2021: 273
--- #4 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 239
--- 17.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Grand Junction
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#1. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Grand Junction from Denver in Q1 2021: 345
--- #13 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Grand Junction in Q1 2021: 374
--- 27.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Denver

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