Metros where people in Olympia are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Olympia 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 Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, 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 Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#21. Urban Honolulu, HI

- Started a new job in Urban Honolulu, HI from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Urban Honolulu, HI in Q1 2021: 12
--- #29 most common destination from Urban Honolulu, HI
- Net job flow: 1 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#20. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA in Q1 2021: 29
--- #99 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
- Net job flow: 17 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#19. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA in Q1 2021: 16
--- #82 most common destination from Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA
- Net job flow: 4 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#18. Walla Walla, WA

- Started a new job in Walla Walla, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Walla Walla, WA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #7 most common destination from Walla Walla, WA
- Net job flow: 3 to Walla Walla, WA
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#17. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City, UT from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Salt Lake City, UT in Q1 2021: 12
--- #92 most common destination from Salt Lake City, UT
- Net job flow: 1 to Salt Lake City, UT

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#16. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Boise City, ID from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Boise City, ID in Q1 2021: 27
--- #52 most common destination from Boise City, ID
- Net job flow: 11 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#15. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #107 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#14. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 0
--- #13 most common destination from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
- Net job flow: 18 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 17
--- #210 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#12. Wenatchee, WA

- Started a new job in Wenatchee, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Wenatchee, WA in Q1 2021: 27
--- #6 most common destination from Wenatchee, WA
- Net job flow: 8 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

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

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 38
--- #119 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 15 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#10. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

- Started a new job in Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 28
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #5 most common destination from Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
- Net job flow: 7 to Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
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#9. Bellingham, WA

- Started a new job in Bellingham, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Bellingham, WA in Q1 2021: 39
--- #6 most common destination from Bellingham, WA
- Net job flow: 6 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#8. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 26
--- #110 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 7 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#7. Yakima, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 48
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Yakima, WA in Q1 2021: 49
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Yakima, WA
- Net job flow: 1 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

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#6. Longview, WA

- Started a new job in Longview, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 55
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Longview, WA in Q1 2021: 57
--- #3 most common destination from Longview, WA
- Net job flow: 2 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#5. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA

- Started a new job in Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 61
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA in Q1 2021: 80
--- #3 most common destination from Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA
- Net job flow: 19 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#4. Kennewick-Richland, WA

- Started a new job in Kennewick-Richland, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 71
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Kennewick-Richland, WA in Q1 2021: 59
--- #8 most common destination from Kennewick-Richland, WA
- Net job flow: 12 to Kennewick-Richland, WA
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#3. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 123
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA in Q1 2021: 316
--- #6 most common destination from Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
- Net job flow: 193 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA
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#2. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 201
--- 7.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA in Q1 2021: 228
--- #15 most common destination from Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
- Net job flow: 27 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

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#1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in Q1 2021: 1,627
--- 58.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 1,773
--- #3 most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 146 to Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

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