People from these metros are finding new jobs in Worcester

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

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 Worcester, MA-CT 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 Worcester, MA-CT in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Worcester from Denver in Q1 2021: 26
--- #158 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Worcester in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Worcester
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Worcester from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 26
--- #149 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Worcester in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Worcester
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Worcester from Chicago in Q1 2021: 28
--- #155 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Worcester in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Worcester
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#17. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Worcester from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 31
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Worcester in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Philadelphia
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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Worcester from Washington in Q1 2021: 33
--- #95 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Worcester in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Washington

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#15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Worcester from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 44
--- #116 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Worcester in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Worcester
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Worcester from Miami in Q1 2021: 54
--- #93 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Worcester in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Worcester
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Worcester from Dallas in Q1 2021: 63
--- #185 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Worcester in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Worcester
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#12. Non-metropolitan area(s), NH

- Started a new job in Worcester from Non in Q1 2021: 69
--- #6 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Worcester in Q1 2021: 94
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Non
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#11. Pittsfield, MA

- Started a new job in Worcester from Pittsfield in Q1 2021: 74
--- #4 most common destination from Pittsfield
- Started a new job in Pittsfield from Worcester in Q1 2021: 66
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Worcester

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#10. Barnstable Town, MA

- Started a new job in Worcester from Barnstable Town in Q1 2021: 85
--- #4 most common destination from Barnstable Town
- Started a new job in Barnstable Town from Worcester in Q1 2021: 77
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Worcester
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#9. Manchester-Nashua, NH

- Started a new job in Worcester from Manchester in Q1 2021: 107
--- #4 most common destination from Manchester
- Started a new job in Manchester from Worcester in Q1 2021: 142
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Manchester
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#8. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

- Started a new job in Worcester from Bridgeport in Q1 2021: 110
--- #8 most common destination from Bridgeport
- Started a new job in Bridgeport from Worcester in Q1 2021: 76
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Worcester
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#7. New Haven-Milford, CT

- Started a new job in Worcester from New Haven in Q1 2021: 128
--- #8 most common destination from New Haven
- Started a new job in New Haven from Worcester in Q1 2021: 119
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Worcester
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#6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Worcester from New York in Q1 2021: 171
--- #63 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Worcester in Q1 2021: 108
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 63 to Worcester

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#5. Norwich-New London, CT

- Started a new job in Worcester from Norwich in Q1 2021: 188
--- #6 most common destination from Norwich
- Started a new job in Norwich from Worcester in Q1 2021: 154
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Worcester
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#4. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

- Started a new job in Worcester from Hartford in Q1 2021: 490
--- #8 most common destination from Hartford
- Started a new job in Hartford from Worcester in Q1 2021: 441
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 49 to Worcester
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#3. Springfield, MA

- Started a new job in Worcester from Springfield in Q1 2021: 704
--- #4 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Worcester in Q1 2021: 622
--- 7.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Worcester
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#2. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

- Started a new job in Worcester from Providence in Q1 2021: 859
--- #3 most common destination from Providence
- Started a new job in Providence from Worcester in Q1 2021: 830
--- 9.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Worcester
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#1. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Worcester from Boston in Q1 2021: 4,331
--- #3 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Worcester in Q1 2021: 4,536
--- 53.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 205 to Boston

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