People from these metros are finding new jobs in Buffalo

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

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 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, 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 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Washington in Q1 2021: 35
--- #80 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 44
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Washington
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#19. Kingston, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Kingston in Q1 2021: 37
--- #7 most common destination from Kingston
- Started a new job in Kingston from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Buffalo
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#18. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 41
--- #68 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Buffalo
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#17. Ithaca, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Ithaca in Q1 2021: 42
--- #7 most common destination from Ithaca
- Started a new job in Ithaca from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Ithaca
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#16. Non-metropolitan area(s), PA

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Non in Q1 2021: 43
--- #32 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Buffalo

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#15. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 49
--- #63 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Philadelphia
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#14. Elmira, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Elmira in Q1 2021: 49
--- #7 most common destination from Elmira
- Started a new job in Elmira from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Elmira
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Dallas in Q1 2021: 53
--- #98 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Dallas
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#12. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Seattle in Q1 2021: 54
--- #64 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Buffalo
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#11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Chicago in Q1 2021: 61
--- #86 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Buffalo

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#10. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Buffalo from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 69
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 45 to Buffalo
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#9. Utica-Rome, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Utica in Q1 2021: 75
--- #7 most common destination from Utica
- Started a new job in Utica from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 83
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Utica
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#8. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 77
--- #84 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Buffalo
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#7. Binghamton, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Binghamton in Q1 2021: 82
--- #8 most common destination from Binghamton
- Started a new job in Binghamton from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Buffalo
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#6. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Poughkeepsie in Q1 2021: 128
--- #6 most common destination from Poughkeepsie
- Started a new job in Poughkeepsie from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 125
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Buffalo

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#5. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Albany in Q1 2021: 324
--- #7 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 389
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to Albany
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#4. Syracuse, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Syracuse in Q1 2021: 359
--- #6 most common destination from Syracuse
- Started a new job in Syracuse from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 383
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Syracuse
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Non in Q1 2021: 870
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 986
--- 13.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 116 to Non
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#2. Rochester, NY

- Started a new job in Buffalo from Rochester in Q1 2021: 1,515
--- #3 most common destination from Rochester
- Started a new job in Rochester from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 1,464
--- 20.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 51 to Buffalo
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Buffalo from New York in Q1 2021: 2,044
--- #7 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 2,141
--- 29.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to New York

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