People from these metros are finding new jobs in Port St. Lucie

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Port St. Lucie

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 Port St. Lucie, FL 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 Port St. Lucie, FL in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Chicago in Q1 2021: 28
--- #222 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Port St. Lucie
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#19. Gainesville, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Gainesville in Q1 2021: 31
--- #20 most common destination from Gainesville
- Started a new job in Gainesville from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Gainesville
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 34
--- #115 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 42
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Atlanta
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#17. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Crestview in Q1 2021: 34
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from Crestview
- Started a new job in Crestview from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Port St. Lucie
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#16. Ocala, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Ocala in Q1 2021: 41
--- #18 most common destination from Ocala
- Started a new job in Ocala from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Port St. Lucie

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#15. Tallahassee, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Tallahassee in Q1 2021: 53
--- #21 most common destination from Tallahassee
- Started a new job in Tallahassee from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Port St. Lucie
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#14. Naples-Marco Island, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Naples in Q1 2021: 59
--- #13 most common destination from Naples
- Started a new job in Naples from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 61
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Naples
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#13. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Pensacola in Q1 2021: 61
--- #34 most common destination from Pensacola
- Started a new job in Pensacola from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Port St. Lucie
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#12. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Deltona in Q1 2021: 83
--- #15 most common destination from Deltona
- Started a new job in Deltona from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 90
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Deltona
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from New York in Q1 2021: 122
--- #104 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Port St. Lucie

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#10. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Cape Coral in Q1 2021: 135
--- #12 most common destination from Cape Coral
- Started a new job in Cape Coral from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 189
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to Cape Coral
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#9. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from North Port in Q1 2021: 136
--- #15 most common destination from North Port
- Started a new job in North Port from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 150
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to North Port
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#8. Non-metropolitan area(s), FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Non in Q1 2021: 156
--- #15 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 137
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Port St. Lucie
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#7. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Lakeland in Q1 2021: 167
--- #11 most common destination from Lakeland
- Started a new job in Lakeland from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 188
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Lakeland
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#6. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Palm Bay in Q1 2021: 204
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Palm Bay
- Started a new job in Palm Bay from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 231
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Palm Bay

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#5. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 216
--- #22 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 230
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Jacksonville
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#4. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Sebastian in Q1 2021: 283
--- #3 most common destination from Sebastian
- Started a new job in Sebastian from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 269
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Port St. Lucie
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#3. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Tampa in Q1 2021: 580
--- #17 most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 484
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 96 to Port St. Lucie
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#2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Orlando in Q1 2021: 624
--- #14 most common destination from Orlando
- Started a new job in Orlando from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 607
--- 10.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Port St. Lucie
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#1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Port St. Lucie from Miami in Q1 2021: 1,969
--- #7 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Port St. Lucie in Q1 2021: 1,961
--- 33.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Port St. Lucie

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