People from these metros are finding new jobs in Salem

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

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

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#20. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

- Started a new job in Salem from Santa Rosa in Q1 2021: 15
--- #57 (tie) most common destination from Santa Rosa
- Started a new job in Santa Rosa from Salem in Q1 2021: 3
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Salem
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#19. Non-metropolitan area(s), WA

- Started a new job in Salem from Non in Q1 2021: 15
--- #22 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Salem in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Non
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#18. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Salem from Boise City in Q1 2021: 16
--- #26 most common destination from Boise City
- Started a new job in Boise City from Salem in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Boise City
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#17. Non-metropolitan area(s), CA

- Started a new job in Salem from Non in Q1 2021: 17
--- #55 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Salem in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Salem
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#16. Non-metropolitan area(s), ID

- Started a new job in Salem from Non in Q1 2021: 20
--- #43 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Salem in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Salem

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

- Started a new job in Salem from San Diego in Q1 2021: 20
--- #132 (tie) most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Salem in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Salem
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#14. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Salem from Riverside in Q1 2021: 23
--- #76 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Salem in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Salem
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#13. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Salem from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 25
--- #84 most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Salem in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Salem
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#12. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Salem from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 34
--- #78 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Salem in Q1 2021: 52
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Phoenix
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#11. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Salem from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 35
--- #80 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Salem in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Salem

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#10. Grants Pass, OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Grants Pass in Q1 2021: 35
--- #6 most common destination from Grants Pass
- Started a new job in Grants Pass from Salem in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Grants Pass
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Salem from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 63
--- #96 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Salem in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Salem
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#8. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Salem from Seattle in Q1 2021: 89
--- #37 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Salem in Q1 2021: 97
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Seattle
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#7. Corvallis, OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Corvallis in Q1 2021: 114
--- #4 most common destination from Corvallis
- Started a new job in Corvallis from Salem in Q1 2021: 152
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to Corvallis
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#6. Medford, OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Medford in Q1 2021: 116
--- #6 most common destination from Medford
- Started a new job in Medford from Salem in Q1 2021: 111
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Salem

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#5. Bend, OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Bend in Q1 2021: 151
--- #5 most common destination from Bend
- Started a new job in Bend from Salem in Q1 2021: 114
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Salem
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#4. Albany-Lebanon, OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Albany in Q1 2021: 271
--- #3 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Salem in Q1 2021: 315
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 44 to Albany
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#3. Eugene-Springfield, OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Eugene in Q1 2021: 304
--- #4 most common destination from Eugene
- Started a new job in Eugene from Salem in Q1 2021: 268
--- 5.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Salem
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), OR

- Started a new job in Salem from Non in Q1 2021: 339
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Salem in Q1 2021: 336
--- 7.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Salem
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#1. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Salem from Portland in Q1 2021: 2,399
--- #3 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Salem in Q1 2021: 2,230
--- 48.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 169 to Salem

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