People from these metros are finding new jobs in Salt Lake City

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Salt Lake City

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 Salt Lake City, UT 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 Salt Lake City, UT in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Washington in Q1 2021: 104
--- #83 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 42
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Salt Lake City
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Chicago in Q1 2021: 114
--- #62 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 111
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Salt Lake City
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#18. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Riverside in Q1 2021: 118
--- #31 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 76
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Salt Lake City
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#17. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from San Diego in Q1 2021: 122
--- #41 most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 74
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Salt Lake City
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#16. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Portland in Q1 2021: 127
--- #29 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 101
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Salt Lake City

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#15. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Boise City in Q1 2021: 134
--- #12 most common destination from Boise City
- Started a new job in Boise City from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 121
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Salt Lake City
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Dallas in Q1 2021: 151
--- #60 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 158
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Dallas
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from New York in Q1 2021: 163
--- #67 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 90
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 73 to Salt Lake City
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#12. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Houston in Q1 2021: 182
--- #60 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 100
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Salt Lake City
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#11. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 186
--- #45 most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 65
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 121 to Salt Lake City

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#10. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Denver in Q1 2021: 194
--- #29 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 129
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to Salt Lake City
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#9. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Seattle in Q1 2021: 198
--- #30 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 143
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Salt Lake City
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#8. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Las Vegas in Q1 2021: 209
--- #17 most common destination from Las Vegas
- Started a new job in Las Vegas from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 163
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 46 to Salt Lake City
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#7. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 277
--- #21 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 295
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Phoenix
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 433
--- #33 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 218
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 215 to Salt Lake City

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#5. Logan, UT-ID

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Logan in Q1 2021: 468
--- #2 most common destination from Logan
- Started a new job in Logan from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 517
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 49 to Logan
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#4. St. George, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from St. George in Q1 2021: 633
--- #2 most common destination from St. George
- Started a new job in St. George from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 622
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Salt Lake City
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Non in Q1 2021: 1,107
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 1,012
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 95 to Salt Lake City
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#2. Ogden-Clearfield, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Ogden in Q1 2021: 3,894
--- #2 most common destination from Ogden
- Started a new job in Ogden from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 3,832
--- 23.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Salt Lake City
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#1. Provo-Orem, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City from Provo in Q1 2021: 4,482
--- #2 most common destination from Provo
- Started a new job in Provo from Salt Lake City in Q1 2021: 4,882
--- 29.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 400 to Provo

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