Metros where people in Bellingham are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Bellingham are getting new jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted the job market in cities and towns across the country. Millions of layoffs in early 2020 forced workers to search elsewhere for jobs. Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs in the past year in favor of new pursuits in different locales. And concerns over virus spread in population-dense areas also inspired many to leave urban areas, and their jobs, in favor of rural ones.

Emerging job markets in places like Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City reflect cultural shifts in what workers are looking for in their jobs and their places of residence: year-round warmth that makes outdoor activities easy, lower income taxes, and tech-focused employers.

Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Bellingham, WA found new jobs 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 from Bellingham, WA in the first quarter of 2021.

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Boise Metro Chamber // Flickr

#14. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Boise City, ID from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Boise City, ID in Q1 2021: 0
--- #62 (tie) most common destination from Boise City, ID
- Net job flow: 11 to Boise City, ID
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#13. Longview, WA

- Started a new job in Longview, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Longview, WA in Q1 2021: 16
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Longview, WA
- Net job flow: 5 to Bellingham, WA
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#12. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 10
--- #156 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 3 to Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
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Steven Pavlov // Wikimedia Commons

#11. Yakima, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Yakima, WA in Q1 2021: 26
--- #13 most common destination from Yakima, WA
- Net job flow: 12 to Bellingham, WA
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Jennifer Gottwald // Wikicommons

#10. Wenatchee, WA

- Started a new job in Wenatchee, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Wenatchee, WA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #7 most common destination from Wenatchee, WA
- Net job flow: 2 to Bellingham, WA

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 15
--- #150 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 3 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#8. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 9
--- #168 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 10 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#7. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA

- Started a new job in Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA in Q1 2021: 26
--- #5 most common destination from Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA
- Net job flow: 1 to Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA
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#6. Kennewick-Richland, WA

- Started a new job in Kennewick-Richland, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 30
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Kennewick-Richland, WA in Q1 2021: 37
--- #12 most common destination from Kennewick-Richland, WA
- Net job flow: 7 to Bellingham, WA
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Joe Mabel // Wikicommons

#5. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 33
--- #8 most common destination from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
- Net job flow: 6 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

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Ron Reiring // Wikicommons

#4. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 54
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA in Q1 2021: 65
--- #17 most common destination from Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
- Net job flow: 11 to Bellingham, WA
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#3. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 68
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 90
--- #33 most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 22 to Bellingham, WA
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#2. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

- Started a new job in Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 198
--- 13.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA in Q1 2021: 199
--- #1 most common destination from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Net job flow: 1 to Bellingham, WA
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#1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 742
--- 49.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 711
--- #8 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 31 to Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

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