People from these metros are finding new jobs in California, Maryland

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

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 California-Lexington Park, MD 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 California-Lexington Park, MD in the first quarter of 2021.

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#17. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in California from Columbia in Q1 2021: 10
--- #103 (tie) most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from California in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to California
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#16. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in California from St. Louis in Q1 2021: 11
--- #175 most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from California in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to California
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#15. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in California from Tampa in Q1 2021: 11
--- #394 most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from California in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to California
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#14. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in California from Non in Q1 2021: 14
--- #119 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from California in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to California
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), MD

- Started a new job in California from Non in Q1 2021: 14
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from California in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to California

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#12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in California from Dallas in Q1 2021: 15
--- #237 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from California in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to California
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#11. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in California from Richmond in Q1 2021: 16
--- #100 most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from California in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to California
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#10. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in California from Hagerstown in Q1 2021: 16
--- #28 (tie) most common destination from Hagerstown
- Started a new job in Hagerstown from California in Q1 2021: 11
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to California
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#9. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in California from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 16
--- #59 (tie) most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from California in Q1 2021: 17
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Virginia Beach
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#8. Salisbury, MD-DE

- Started a new job in California from Salisbury in Q1 2021: 22
--- #10 most common destination from Salisbury
- Started a new job in Salisbury from California in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to California

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#7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in California from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 22
--- #229 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from California in Q1 2021: 11
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to California
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#6. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in California from San Diego in Q1 2021: 23
--- #121 (tie) most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from California in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to California
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#5. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in California from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 29
--- #92 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from California in Q1 2021: 23
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to California
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#4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in California from Miami in Q1 2021: 31
--- #177 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from California in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to California
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#3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in California from New York in Q1 2021: 34
--- #189 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from California in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to California

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#2. California-Lexington Park, MD

- Started a new job in California from California in Q1 2021: 273
--- #3 most common destination from California
- Started a new job in California from California in Q1 2021: 273
--- 23.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to California
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#1. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in California from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 288
--- #8 most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from California in Q1 2021: 237
--- 20.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 51 to California

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