People from these metros are finding new jobs in Houston

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

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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Waco in Q1 2021: 409
--- #3 most common destination from Waco
- Started a new job in Waco from Houston in Q1 2021: 408
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Houston
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#19. Lake Charles, LA

- Started a new job in Houston from Lake Charles in Q1 2021: 426
--- #3 most common destination from Lake Charles
- Started a new job in Lake Charles from Houston in Q1 2021: 521
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 95 to Lake Charles
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#18. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Midland in Q1 2021: 430
--- #4 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Houston in Q1 2021: 440
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Midland
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#17. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Brownsville in Q1 2021: 438
--- #4 most common destination from Brownsville
- Started a new job in Brownsville from Houston in Q1 2021: 418
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Houston
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Houston from Chicago in Q1 2021: 441
--- #28 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Houston in Q1 2021: 323
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 118 to Houston

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#15. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Longview in Q1 2021: 464
--- #4 most common destination from Longview
- Started a new job in Longview from Houston in Q1 2021: 456
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Houston
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#14. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Killeen in Q1 2021: 477
--- #4 most common destination from Killeen
- Started a new job in Killeen from Houston in Q1 2021: 447
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Houston
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#13. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in Houston from New Orleans in Q1 2021: 481
--- #8 most common destination from New Orleans
- Started a new job in New Orleans from Houston in Q1 2021: 368
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 113 to Houston
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#12. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from McAllen in Q1 2021: 691
--- #3 most common destination from McAllen
- Started a new job in McAllen from Houston in Q1 2021: 549
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 142 to Houston
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Houston from New York in Q1 2021: 733
--- #29 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Houston in Q1 2021: 374
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 359 to Houston

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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Houston from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 747
--- #21 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Houston in Q1 2021: 466
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 281 to Houston
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#9. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Houston from Baton Rouge in Q1 2021: 788
--- #4 most common destination from Baton Rouge
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge from Houston in Q1 2021: 714
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 74 to Houston
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#8. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from El Paso in Q1 2021: 864
--- #3 most common destination from El Paso
- Started a new job in El Paso from Houston in Q1 2021: 763
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 101 to Houston
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#7. College Station-Bryan, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from College Station in Q1 2021: 1,004
--- #2 most common destination from College Station
- Started a new job in College Station from Houston in Q1 2021: 877
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 127 to Houston
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#6. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Corpus Christi in Q1 2021: 1,028
--- #2 most common destination from Corpus Christi
- Started a new job in Corpus Christi from Houston in Q1 2021: 968
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 60 to Houston

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#5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Beaumont in Q1 2021: 1,903
--- #2 most common destination from Beaumont
- Started a new job in Beaumont from Houston in Q1 2021: 1,745
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 158 to Houston
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#4. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from San Antonio in Q1 2021: 3,927
--- #4 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Houston in Q1 2021: 3,951
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to San Antonio
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Non in Q1 2021: 3,960
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Houston in Q1 2021: 4,127
--- 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 167 to Non
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#2. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Houston from Austin in Q1 2021: 5,210
--- #3 most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Houston in Q1 2021: 5,745
--- 11.2% 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 Houston from Dallas in Q1 2021: 12,903
--- #2 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Houston in Q1 2021: 14,223
--- 27.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1,320 to Dallas

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