People from these metros are finding new jobs in Utica

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

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 Utica-Rome, 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 Utica-Rome, NY in the first quarter of 2021.

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#14. Elmira, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Elmira in Q1 2021: 13
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Elmira
- Started a new job in Elmira from Utica in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Utica
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#13. Kingston, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Kingston in Q1 2021: 13
--- #11 most common destination from Kingston
- Started a new job in Kingston from Utica in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Utica
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#12. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Utica from Boston in Q1 2021: 19
--- #117 (tie) most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Utica in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Utica
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#11. Ithaca, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Ithaca in Q1 2021: 23
--- #10 most common destination from Ithaca
- Started a new job in Ithaca from Utica in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Utica
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#10. Glens Falls, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Glens Falls in Q1 2021: 24
--- #9 most common destination from Glens Falls
- Started a new job in Glens Falls from Utica in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Utica

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#9. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Watertown in Q1 2021: 33
--- #8 most common destination from Watertown
- Started a new job in Watertown from Utica in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Utica
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#8. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Poughkeepsie in Q1 2021: 36
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Poughkeepsie
- Started a new job in Poughkeepsie from Utica in Q1 2021: 46
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Poughkeepsie
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#7. Binghamton, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Binghamton in Q1 2021: 49
--- #12 most common destination from Binghamton
- Started a new job in Binghamton from Utica in Q1 2021: 49
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Utica
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#6. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Buffalo in Q1 2021: 83
--- #10 most common destination from Buffalo
- Started a new job in Buffalo from Utica in Q1 2021: 75
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Utica
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#5. Rochester, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Rochester in Q1 2021: 126
--- #8 most common destination from Rochester
- Started a new job in Rochester from Utica in Q1 2021: 145
--- 7.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Rochester

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#4. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Albany in Q1 2021: 216
--- #9 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Utica in Q1 2021: 251
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Albany
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Non in Q1 2021: 269
--- #7 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Utica in Q1 2021: 305
--- 15.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Non
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#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Utica from New York in Q1 2021: 366
--- #26 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Utica in Q1 2021: 393
--- 20.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to New York
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#1. Syracuse, NY

- Started a new job in Utica from Syracuse in Q1 2021: 452
--- #5 most common destination from Syracuse
- Started a new job in Syracuse from Utica in Q1 2021: 446
--- 22.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Utica

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