People from these metros are finding new jobs in Midland

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

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

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#20. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Midland from Oklahoma City in Q1 2021: 28
--- #49 (tie) most common destination from Oklahoma City
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Midland in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Midland
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#19. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from McAllen in Q1 2021: 34
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from McAllen
- Started a new job in McAllen from Midland in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Midland
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#18. Non-metropolitan area(s), ND

- Started a new job in Midland from Non in Q1 2021: 35
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Midland in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Midland
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#17. Longview, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Longview in Q1 2021: 39
--- #10 most common destination from Longview
- Started a new job in Longview from Midland in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Midland
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#16. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Midland from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 39
--- #375 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Midland in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Midland

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#15. Corpus Christi, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Corpus Christi in Q1 2021: 39
--- #13 most common destination from Corpus Christi
- Started a new job in Corpus Christi from Midland in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Midland
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Midland from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 40
--- #173 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Midland in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Midland
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), OK

- Started a new job in Midland from Non in Q1 2021: 49
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Midland in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Midland
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#12. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Amarillo in Q1 2021: 64
--- #12 most common destination from Amarillo
- Started a new job in Amarillo from Midland in Q1 2021: 49
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Midland
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#11. Abilene, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Abilene in Q1 2021: 68
--- #9 most common destination from Abilene
- Started a new job in Abilene from Midland in Q1 2021: 62
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Midland

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#10. San Angelo, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from San Angelo in Q1 2021: 79
--- #8 most common destination from San Angelo
- Started a new job in San Angelo from Midland in Q1 2021: 70
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Midland
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#9. Non-metropolitan area(s), NM

- Started a new job in Midland from Non in Q1 2021: 94
--- #12 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Midland in Q1 2021: 81
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Midland
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#8. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from El Paso in Q1 2021: 132
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from El Paso
- Started a new job in El Paso from Midland in Q1 2021: 99
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Midland
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#7. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from San Antonio in Q1 2021: 171
--- #16 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Midland in Q1 2021: 144
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Midland
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#6. Lubbock, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Lubbock in Q1 2021: 176
--- #7 most common destination from Lubbock
- Started a new job in Lubbock from Midland in Q1 2021: 172
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Midland

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#5. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Austin in Q1 2021: 189
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Midland in Q1 2021: 128
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 61 to Midland
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#4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Dallas in Q1 2021: 436
--- #32 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Midland in Q1 2021: 446
--- 10.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Dallas
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#3. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Houston in Q1 2021: 440
--- #19 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Midland in Q1 2021: 430
--- 10.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Midland
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Non in Q1 2021: 617
--- #11 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Midland in Q1 2021: 578
--- 14.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Midland
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#1. Odessa, TX

- Started a new job in Midland from Odessa in Q1 2021: 643
--- #2 most common destination from Odessa
- Started a new job in Odessa from Midland in Q1 2021: 614
--- 14.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Midland

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