People from these metros are finding new jobs in Lubbock

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

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

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#20. Tyler, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Tyler in Q1 2021: 25
--- #13 most common destination from Tyler
- Started a new job in Tyler from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Tyler
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#19. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from McAllen in Q1 2021: 25
--- #11 most common destination from McAllen
- Started a new job in McAllen from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to McAllen
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#18. Killeen-Temple, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Killeen in Q1 2021: 27
--- #10 most common destination from Killeen
- Started a new job in Killeen from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Killeen
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#17. Waco, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Waco in Q1 2021: 28
--- #13 most common destination from Waco
- Started a new job in Waco from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Waco
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#16. Albuquerque, NM

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Albuquerque in Q1 2021: 28
--- #40 (tie) most common destination from Albuquerque
- Started a new job in Albuquerque from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Lubbock

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#15. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Wichita Falls in Q1 2021: 29
--- #5 most common destination from Wichita Falls
- Started a new job in Wichita Falls from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Wichita Falls
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 39
--- #156 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Lubbock
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#13. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Denver in Q1 2021: 49
--- #112 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Lubbock
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#12. Non-metropolitan area(s), NM

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Non in Q1 2021: 61
--- #14 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 54
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Lubbock
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#11. San Angelo, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from San Angelo in Q1 2021: 73
--- #9 most common destination from San Angelo
- Started a new job in San Angelo from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Lubbock

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#10. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Abilene in Q1 2021: 78
--- #8 most common destination from Abilene
- Started a new job in Abilene from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 74
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Lubbock
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#9. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Odessa in Q1 2021: 121
--- #6 most common destination from Odessa
- Started a new job in Odessa from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 145
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Odessa
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#8. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from San Antonio in Q1 2021: 155
--- #15 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 170
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to San Antonio
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#7. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Austin in Q1 2021: 171
--- #17 most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 228
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Austin
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#6. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Midland in Q1 2021: 172
--- #7 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 176
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Midland

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#5. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from El Paso in Q1 2021: 179
--- #11 most common destination from El Paso
- Started a new job in El Paso from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 173
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Lubbock
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#4. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Houston in Q1 2021: 252
--- #29 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 272
--- 7.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Houston
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#3. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 355
--- #4 most common destination from Amarillo
- Started a new job in Amarillo from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 367
--- 9.7% 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 Lubbock from Dallas in Q1 2021: 670
--- #12 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 914
--- 24.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 244 to Dallas
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Lubbock from Non in Q1 2021: 680
--- #6 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 722
--- 19.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Non

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