People from these metros are finding new jobs in Albany

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

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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Albany from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 35
--- #102 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Albany in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Atlanta
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#19. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Watertown in Q1 2021: 37
--- #6 most common destination from Watertown
- Started a new job in Watertown from Albany in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Watertown
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#18. Ithaca, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Ithaca in Q1 2021: 41
--- #9 most common destination from Ithaca
- Started a new job in Ithaca from Albany in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Albany
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#17. Pittsfield, MA

- Started a new job in Albany from Pittsfield in Q1 2021: 51
--- #8 most common destination from Pittsfield
- Started a new job in Pittsfield from Albany in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Albany
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#16. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

- Started a new job in Albany from Bridgeport in Q1 2021: 58
--- #20 most common destination from Bridgeport
- Started a new job in Bridgeport from Albany in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Albany

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#15. Non-metropolitan area(s), VT

- Started a new job in Albany from Non in Q1 2021: 66
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Albany in Q1 2021: 60
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Albany
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Albany from Miami in Q1 2021: 70
--- #73 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Albany in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Albany
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#13. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Albany from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 73
--- #56 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Albany in Q1 2021: 70
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Albany
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#12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Albany from Dallas in Q1 2021: 78
--- #111 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Albany in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Albany
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#11. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Albany from Boston in Q1 2021: 90
--- #32 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Albany in Q1 2021: 96
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Boston

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#10. Kingston, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Kingston in Q1 2021: 114
--- #5 most common destination from Kingston
- Started a new job in Kingston from Albany in Q1 2021: 97
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Albany
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#9. Binghamton, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Binghamton in Q1 2021: 115
--- #6 most common destination from Binghamton
- Started a new job in Binghamton from Albany in Q1 2021: 108
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Albany
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#8. Utica-Rome, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Utica in Q1 2021: 251
--- #5 most common destination from Utica
- Started a new job in Utica from Albany in Q1 2021: 216
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Albany
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#7. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Poughkeepsie in Q1 2021: 326
--- #4 most common destination from Poughkeepsie
- Started a new job in Poughkeepsie from Albany in Q1 2021: 311
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Albany
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#6. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 389
--- #6 most common destination from Buffalo
- Started a new job in Buffalo from Albany in Q1 2021: 324
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to Albany

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#5. Glens Falls, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Glens Falls in Q1 2021: 398
--- #2 most common destination from Glens Falls
- Started a new job in Glens Falls from Albany in Q1 2021: 393
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Albany
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#4. Syracuse, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Syracuse in Q1 2021: 441
--- #7 most common destination from Syracuse
- Started a new job in Syracuse from Albany in Q1 2021: 357
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 84 to Albany
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#3. Rochester, NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Rochester in Q1 2021: 519
--- #6 most common destination from Rochester
- Started a new job in Rochester from Albany in Q1 2021: 431
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 88 to Albany
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), NY

- Started a new job in Albany from Non in Q1 2021: 884
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Albany in Q1 2021: 771
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 113 to Albany
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Albany from New York in Q1 2021: 2,863
--- #4 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Albany in Q1 2021: 2,962
--- 37.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 99 to New York

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