People from these metros are finding new jobs in Monroe

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

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 Monroe, LA 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 Monroe, LA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Monroe from Non in Q1 2021: 17
--- #80 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Monroe in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Non
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#12. Houma-Thibodaux, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Houma in Q1 2021: 20
--- #10 most common destination from Houma
- Started a new job in Houma from Monroe in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Houma
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#11. Hammond, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Hammond in Q1 2021: 24
--- #11 most common destination from Hammond
- Started a new job in Hammond from Monroe in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Monroe
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#10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 29
--- #149 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Monroe in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Monroe
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#9. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Monroe from Houston in Q1 2021: 35
--- #89 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Monroe in Q1 2021: 52
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Houston

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#8. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Lake Charles in Q1 2021: 45
--- #11 most common destination from Lake Charles
- Started a new job in Lake Charles from Monroe in Q1 2021: 53
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Lake Charles
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#7. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Monroe from Dallas in Q1 2021: 48
--- #80 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Monroe in Q1 2021: 91
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 43 to Dallas
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#6. Alexandria, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Alexandria in Q1 2021: 74
--- #7 most common destination from Alexandria
- Started a new job in Alexandria from Monroe in Q1 2021: 96
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Alexandria
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#5. Lafayette, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Lafayette in Q1 2021: 90
--- #11 most common destination from Lafayette
- Started a new job in Lafayette from Monroe in Q1 2021: 96
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Lafayette
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#4. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from New Orleans in Q1 2021: 191
--- #10 most common destination from New Orleans
- Started a new job in New Orleans from Monroe in Q1 2021: 205
--- 10.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to New Orleans

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#3. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Baton Rouge in Q1 2021: 238
--- #10 most common destination from Baton Rouge
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge from Monroe in Q1 2021: 230
--- 12.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Monroe
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#2. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Shreveport in Q1 2021: 244
--- #5 most common destination from Shreveport
- Started a new job in Shreveport from Monroe in Q1 2021: 282
--- 14.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to Shreveport
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), LA

- Started a new job in Monroe from Non in Q1 2021: 491
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Monroe in Q1 2021: 461
--- 24.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Monroe

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