People from these metros are finding new jobs in New York City

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in New York City

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 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 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 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

- Started a new job in New York from Hartford in Q1 2021: 552
--- #4 most common destination from Hartford
- Started a new job in Hartford from New York in Q1 2021: 770
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 218 to Hartford
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in New York from Dallas in Q1 2021: 668
--- #8 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from New York in Q1 2021: 1,278
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 610 to Dallas
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in New York from Chicago in Q1 2021: 739
--- #10 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from New York in Q1 2021: 836
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to Chicago
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in New York from Miami in Q1 2021: 793
--- #5 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from New York in Q1 2021: 2,491
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1,698 to Miami
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#16. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

- Started a new job in New York from Atlantic City in Q1 2021: 801
--- #2 most common destination from Atlantic City
- Started a new job in Atlantic City from New York in Q1 2021: 866
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to Atlantic City

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#15. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in New York from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 890
--- #9 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from New York in Q1 2021: 1,400
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 510 to Atlanta
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#14. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in New York from Allentown in Q1 2021: 943
--- #3 most common destination from Allentown
- Started a new job in Allentown from New York in Q1 2021: 1,149
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 206 to Allentown
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#13. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in New York from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 948
--- #10 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from New York in Q1 2021: 942
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to New York
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#12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in New York from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 1,164
--- #10 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from New York in Q1 2021: 1,574
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 410 to Los Angeles
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#11. Syracuse, NY

- Started a new job in New York from Syracuse in Q1 2021: 1,242
--- #2 most common destination from Syracuse
- Started a new job in Syracuse from New York in Q1 2021: 1,087
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 155 to New York

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

- Started a new job in New York from Washington in Q1 2021: 1,383
--- #5 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from New York in Q1 2021: 1,467
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 84 to Washington
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#9. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in New York from Boston in Q1 2021: 1,423
--- #6 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from New York in Q1 2021: 1,626
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 203 to Boston
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#8. Non-metropolitan area(s), NY

- Started a new job in New York from Non in Q1 2021: 1,534
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from New York in Q1 2021: 1,404
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 130 to New York
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#7. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

- Started a new job in New York from Bridgeport in Q1 2021: 1,839
--- #2 most common destination from Bridgeport
- Started a new job in Bridgeport from New York in Q1 2021: 2,523
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 684 to Bridgeport
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#6. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

- Started a new job in New York from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 2,141
--- #2 most common destination from Buffalo
- Started a new job in Buffalo from New York in Q1 2021: 2,044
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to New York

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#5. Rochester, NY

- Started a new job in New York from Rochester in Q1 2021: 2,159
--- #2 most common destination from Rochester
- Started a new job in Rochester from New York in Q1 2021: 2,051
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 108 to New York
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#4. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

- Started a new job in New York from Poughkeepsie in Q1 2021: 2,862
--- #1 most common destination from Poughkeepsie
- Started a new job in Poughkeepsie from New York in Q1 2021: 2,861
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to New York
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#3. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

- Started a new job in New York from Albany in Q1 2021: 2,962
--- #2 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from New York in Q1 2021: 2,863
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 99 to New York
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#2. Trenton-Princeton, NJ

- Started a new job in New York from Trenton in Q1 2021: 3,699
--- #1 most common destination from Trenton
- Started a new job in Trenton from New York in Q1 2021: 4,052
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 353 to Trenton
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in New York from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 9,377
--- #2 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from New York in Q1 2021: 9,695
--- 18.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 318 to Philadelphia

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