People from these metros are finding new jobs in Amarillo

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

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 Amarillo, TX 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 Amarillo, TX in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Colorado Springs in Q1 2021: 21
--- #74 most common destination from Colorado Springs
- Started a new job in Colorado Springs from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 7
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Amarillo
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#19. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Des Moines in Q1 2021: 22
--- #105 (tie) most common destination from Des Moines
- Started a new job in Des Moines from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 3
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Amarillo
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#18. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Tyler in Q1 2021: 22
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Tyler
- Started a new job in Tyler from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Amarillo
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#17. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Oklahoma City in Q1 2021: 23
--- #33 most common destination from Oklahoma City
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City
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#16. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Wichita Falls in Q1 2021: 25
--- #9 most common destination from Wichita Falls
- Started a new job in Wichita Falls from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Wichita Falls

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#15. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Abilene in Q1 2021: 32
--- #12 most common destination from Abilene
- Started a new job in Abilene from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Abilene
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 35
--- #181 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Amarillo
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#13. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Odessa in Q1 2021: 37
--- #11 most common destination from Odessa
- Started a new job in Odessa from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 63
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Odessa
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#12. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Seattle in Q1 2021: 45
--- #182 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 7
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to Amarillo
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#11. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Midland in Q1 2021: 49
--- #13 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 64
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Midland

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#10. Non-metropolitan area(s), OK

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Non in Q1 2021: 55
--- #25 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Amarillo
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#9. Non-metropolitan area(s), NM

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Non in Q1 2021: 65
--- #24 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 41 to Amarillo
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#8. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from El Paso in Q1 2021: 82
--- #22 most common destination from El Paso
- Started a new job in El Paso from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 85
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to El Paso
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#7. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Denver in Q1 2021: 91
--- #72 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 56 to Amarillo
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#6. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Austin in Q1 2021: 98
--- #28 most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 121
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Austin

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#5. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from San Antonio in Q1 2021: 101
--- #21 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 116
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to San Antonio
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#4. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Houston in Q1 2021: 171
--- #36 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 214
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 43 to Houston
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#3. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 367
--- #4 most common destination from Lubbock
- Started a new job in Lubbock from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 355
--- 11.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Amarillo
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#2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Dallas in Q1 2021: 485
--- #25 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 540
--- 17.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Dallas
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo from Non in Q1 2021: 634
--- #9 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 598
--- 19.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Amarillo

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