People from these metros are finding new jobs in Bend

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

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 Bend, OR 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 Bend, OR in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from Riverside in Q1 2021: 10
--- #251 (tie) most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Bend in Q1 2021: 2
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Bend
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#19. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Bend from Denver in Q1 2021: 11
--- #195 (tie) most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Bend in Q1 2021: 9
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Bend
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#18. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 11
--- #133 most common destination from Santa Rosa
- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Bend in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Bend
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#17. Non-metropolitan area(s), MT

- Started a new job in Bend from Non in Q1 2021: 15
--- #33 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Bend in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Non
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#16. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from San Jose in Q1 2021: 16
--- #231 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from Bend in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Bend

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#15. Grants Pass, OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Grants Pass in Q1 2021: 20
--- #8 most common destination from Grants Pass
- Started a new job in Grants Pass from Bend in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Bend
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#14. Corvallis, OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Corvallis in Q1 2021: 21
--- #7 most common destination from Corvallis
- Started a new job in Corvallis from Bend in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Corvallis
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#13. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 23
--- #109 (tie) most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Bend in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Bend
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#12. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Bend from Boise City in Q1 2021: 24
--- #45 (tie) most common destination from Boise City
- Started a new job in Boise City from Bend in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Bend
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#11. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Bend from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 25
--- #116 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Bend in Q1 2021: 32
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Phoenix

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#10. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from San Diego in Q1 2021: 28
--- #132 (tie) most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Bend in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Bend
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 46
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Bend in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Bend
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#8. Albany-Lebanon, OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Albany in Q1 2021: 55
--- #7 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Bend in Q1 2021: 48
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Bend
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#7. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Bend from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 58
--- #206 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Bend in Q1 2021: 3
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Bend
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#6. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Bend from Seattle in Q1 2021: 62
--- #55 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Bend in Q1 2021: 47
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Bend

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#5. Medford, OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Medford in Q1 2021: 72
--- #8 most common destination from Medford
- Started a new job in Medford from Bend in Q1 2021: 70
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Bend
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#4. Salem, OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Salem in Q1 2021: 114
--- #6 most common destination from Salem
- Started a new job in Salem from Bend in Q1 2021: 151
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Salem
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#3. Eugene-Springfield, OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Eugene in Q1 2021: 172
--- #5 most common destination from Eugene
- Started a new job in Eugene from Bend in Q1 2021: 214
--- 9.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Eugene
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), OR

- Started a new job in Bend from Non in Q1 2021: 344
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Bend in Q1 2021: 355
--- 15.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Non
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#1. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Bend from Portland in Q1 2021: 778
--- #6 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Bend in Q1 2021: 723
--- 31.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Bend

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