People from these metros are finding new jobs in Austin

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

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 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, 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 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Austin from San Diego in Q1 2021: 168
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Austin in Q1 2021: 96
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 72 to Austin
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Austin from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 170
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Austin in Q1 2021: 156
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Austin
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Austin from Washington in Q1 2021: 186
--- #36 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Austin in Q1 2021: 131
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Austin
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#17. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Brownsville in Q1 2021: 214
--- #7 most common destination from Brownsville
- Started a new job in Brownsville from Austin in Q1 2021: 190
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Austin
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#16. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 228
--- #8 most common destination from Lubbock
- Started a new job in Lubbock from Austin in Q1 2021: 171
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Austin

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#15. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

- Started a new job in Austin from San Jose in Q1 2021: 239
--- #38 most common destination from San Jose
- Started a new job in San Jose from Austin in Q1 2021: 46
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 193 to Austin
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Austin from Chicago in Q1 2021: 240
--- #58 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Austin in Q1 2021: 122
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 118 to Austin
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#13. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Corpus Christi in Q1 2021: 335
--- #7 most common destination from Corpus Christi
- Started a new job in Corpus Christi from Austin in Q1 2021: 244
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 91 to Austin
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Austin from New York in Q1 2021: 357
--- #43 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Austin in Q1 2021: 199
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 158 to Austin
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#11. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from McAllen in Q1 2021: 376
--- #7 most common destination from McAllen
- Started a new job in McAllen from Austin in Q1 2021: 277
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 99 to Austin

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#10. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from College Station in Q1 2021: 394
--- #4 most common destination from College Station
- Started a new job in College Station from Austin in Q1 2021: 398
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to College Station
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#9. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Waco in Q1 2021: 413
--- #4 most common destination from Waco
- Started a new job in Waco from Austin in Q1 2021: 401
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Austin
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#8. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Austin from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 453
--- #37 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Austin in Q1 2021: 119
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 334 to Austin
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#7. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from El Paso in Q1 2021: 587
--- #5 most common destination from El Paso
- Started a new job in El Paso from Austin in Q1 2021: 527
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 60 to Austin
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Austin from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 594
--- #35 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Austin in Q1 2021: 205
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 389 to Austin

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#5. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Killeen in Q1 2021: 854
--- #3 most common destination from Killeen
- Started a new job in Killeen from Austin in Q1 2021: 799
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Austin
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#4. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Non in Q1 2021: 1,543
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Austin in Q1 2021: 1,528
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Austin
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#3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from San Antonio in Q1 2021: 4,605
--- #3 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Austin in Q1 2021: 4,221
--- 13.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 384 to Austin
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#2. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Houston in Q1 2021: 5,745
--- #3 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Austin in Q1 2021: 5,210
--- 17.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 535 to Austin
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Austin from Dallas in Q1 2021: 7,718
--- #3 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Austin in Q1 2021: 7,306
--- 23.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 412 to Austin

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