People from these metros are finding new jobs in Boston

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

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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Boston from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 170
--- #36 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Boston in Q1 2021: 224
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to Atlanta
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Boston from Dallas in Q1 2021: 176
--- #42 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Boston in Q1 2021: 307
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 131 to Dallas
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#18. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Boston from Miami in Q1 2021: 202
--- #22 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Boston in Q1 2021: 397
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 195 to Miami
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#17. New Haven-Milford, CT

- Started a new job in Boston from New Haven in Q1 2021: 205
--- #7 most common destination from New Haven
- Started a new job in New Haven from Boston in Q1 2021: 188
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Boston
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#16. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

- Started a new job in Boston from Bridgeport in Q1 2021: 235
--- #6 most common destination from Bridgeport
- Started a new job in Bridgeport from Boston in Q1 2021: 185
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 50 to Boston

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#15. Pittsfield, MA

- Started a new job in Boston from Pittsfield in Q1 2021: 243
--- #2 most common destination from Pittsfield
- Started a new job in Pittsfield from Boston in Q1 2021: 259
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Pittsfield
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Boston from Chicago in Q1 2021: 244
--- #36 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Boston in Q1 2021: 239
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Boston
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#13. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Boston from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 280
--- #18 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Boston in Q1 2021: 308
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Philadelphia
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#12. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Boston from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 286
--- #19 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Boston in Q1 2021: 292
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to San Francisco
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#11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Boston from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 323
--- #24 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Boston in Q1 2021: 393
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 70 to Los Angeles

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#10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Boston from Washington in Q1 2021: 444
--- #15 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Boston in Q1 2021: 373
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Boston
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#9. Portland-South Portland, ME

- Started a new job in Boston from Portland in Q1 2021: 609
--- #3 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Boston in Q1 2021: 673
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 64 to Portland
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#8. Barnstable Town, MA

- Started a new job in Boston from Barnstable Town in Q1 2021: 832
--- #2 most common destination from Barnstable Town
- Started a new job in Barnstable Town from Boston in Q1 2021: 711
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 121 to Boston
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#7. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

- Started a new job in Boston from Hartford in Q1 2021: 1,114
--- #9 most common destination from Hartford
- Started a new job in Hartford from Boston in Q1 2021: 417
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 697 to Boston
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), NH

- Started a new job in Boston from Non in Q1 2021: 1,496
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Boston in Q1 2021: 1,843
--- 6.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 347 to Non

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#5. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Boston from New York in Q1 2021: 1,626
--- #10 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Boston in Q1 2021: 1,423
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 203 to Boston
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#4. Springfield, MA

- Started a new job in Boston from Springfield in Q1 2021: 1,945
--- #2 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Boston in Q1 2021: 1,777
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 168 to Boston
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#3. Manchester-Nashua, NH

- Started a new job in Boston from Manchester in Q1 2021: 2,937
--- #2 most common destination from Manchester
- Started a new job in Manchester from Boston in Q1 2021: 3,190
--- 11.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 253 to Manchester
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#2. Worcester, MA-CT

- Started a new job in Boston from Worcester in Q1 2021: 4,536
--- #2 most common destination from Worcester
- Started a new job in Worcester from Boston in Q1 2021: 4,331
--- 15.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 205 to Boston
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#1. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

- Started a new job in Boston from Providence in Q1 2021: 4,735
--- #2 most common destination from Providence
- Started a new job in Providence from Boston in Q1 2021: 4,623
--- 16.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 112 to Boston

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