People from these metros are finding new jobs in Washington, D.C.

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Washington, D.C.

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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Washington from Miami in Q1 2021: 308
--- #18 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Washington in Q1 2021: 509
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 201 to Miami
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#19. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Washington from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 309
--- #19 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Washington in Q1 2021: 417
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 108 to Charlotte
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Washington from Chicago in Q1 2021: 333
--- #27 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Washington in Q1 2021: 334
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Chicago
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#17. Lynchburg, VA

- Started a new job in Washington from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 351
--- #4 most common destination from Lynchburg
- Started a new job in Lynchburg from Washington in Q1 2021: 325
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Washington
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#16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Washington from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 362
--- #19 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Washington in Q1 2021: 479
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 117 to Los Angeles

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#15. Salisbury, MD-DE

- Started a new job in Washington from Salisbury in Q1 2021: 368
--- #4 most common destination from Salisbury
- Started a new job in Salisbury from Washington in Q1 2021: 481
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 113 to Salisbury
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#14. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Washington from Boston in Q1 2021: 373
--- #11 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Washington in Q1 2021: 444
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Boston
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Washington from Dallas in Q1 2021: 413
--- #24 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Washington in Q1 2021: 560
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 147 to Dallas
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#12. California-Lexington Park, MD

- Started a new job in Washington from California in Q1 2021: 435
--- #1 most common destination from California
- Started a new job in California from Washington in Q1 2021: 500
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to California
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#11. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Washington from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 461
--- #18 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Washington in Q1 2021: 576
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 115 to Atlanta

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#10. Roanoke, VA

- Started a new job in Washington from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 562
--- #2 most common destination from Roanoke
- Started a new job in Roanoke from Washington in Q1 2021: 637
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 75 to Roanoke
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#9. Charlottesville, VA

- Started a new job in Washington from Charlottesville in Q1 2021: 713
--- #2 most common destination from Charlottesville
- Started a new job in Charlottesville from Washington in Q1 2021: 850
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 137 to Charlottesville
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#8. Winchester, VA-WV

- Started a new job in Washington from Winchester in Q1 2021: 825
--- #2 most common destination from Winchester
- Started a new job in Winchester from Washington in Q1 2021: 699
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 126 to Washington
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#7. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington from Hagerstown in Q1 2021: 870
--- #2 most common destination from Hagerstown
- Started a new job in Hagerstown from Washington in Q1 2021: 952
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Hagerstown
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#6. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Washington from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 967
--- #11 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Washington in Q1 2021: 1,074
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia

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#5. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Washington from Non in Q1 2021: 1,371
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Washington in Q1 2021: 1,475
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 104 to Non
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Washington from New York in Q1 2021: 1,467
--- #11 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Washington in Q1 2021: 1,383
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 84 to Washington
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#3. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Washington from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 3,381
--- #2 most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Washington in Q1 2021: 3,313
--- 8.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 68 to Washington
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#2. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Washington from Richmond in Q1 2021: 4,709
--- #2 most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from Washington in Q1 2021: 4,315
--- 10.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 394 to Washington
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#1. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Washington from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 12,375
--- #2 most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Washington in Q1 2021: 11,358
--- 27.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1,017 to Washington

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