People from these metros are finding new jobs in Olympia

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

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 Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA 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 Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Sacramento in Q1 2021: 16
--- #84 most common destination from Sacramento
- Started a new job in Sacramento from Olympia in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Olympia
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#19. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in Olympia from San Diego in Q1 2021: 17
--- #109 (tie) most common destination from San Diego
- Started a new job in San Diego from Olympia in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Olympia
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Olympia from Dallas in Q1 2021: 17
--- #212 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Olympia in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Dallas
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#17. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Olympia from Denver in Q1 2021: 20
--- #206 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Olympia in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Olympia
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#16. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Mount Vernon in Q1 2021: 21
--- #7 most common destination from Mount Vernon
- Started a new job in Mount Vernon from Olympia in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Mount Vernon

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#15. Eugene-Springfield, OR

- Started a new job in Olympia from Eugene in Q1 2021: 25
--- #30 (tie) most common destination from Eugene
- Started a new job in Eugene from Olympia in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Olympia
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#14. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Olympia from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 26
--- #112 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Olympia in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Phoenix
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#13. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Olympia from Boise City in Q1 2021: 27
--- #54 most common destination from Boise City
- Started a new job in Boise City from Olympia in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Olympia
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#12. Wenatchee, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Wenatchee in Q1 2021: 27
--- #8 most common destination from Wenatchee
- Started a new job in Wenatchee from Olympia in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Olympia
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#11. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Olympia from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 29
--- #101 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Olympia in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Olympia

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

- Started a new job in Olympia from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 38
--- #121 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Olympia in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Olympia
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#9. Bellingham, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Bellingham in Q1 2021: 39
--- #8 most common destination from Bellingham
- Started a new job in Bellingham from Olympia in Q1 2021: 33
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Olympia
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#8. Yakima, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Yakima in Q1 2021: 49
--- #8 (tie) most common destination from Yakima
- Started a new job in Yakima from Olympia in Q1 2021: 48
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Olympia
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#7. Longview, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Longview in Q1 2021: 57
--- #5 most common destination from Longview
- Started a new job in Longview from Olympia in Q1 2021: 55
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Olympia
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#6. Kennewick-Richland, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Kennewick in Q1 2021: 59
--- #10 most common destination from Kennewick
- Started a new job in Kennewick from Olympia in Q1 2021: 71
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Kennewick

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#5. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Bremerton in Q1 2021: 80
--- #5 most common destination from Bremerton
- Started a new job in Bremerton from Olympia in Q1 2021: 61
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Olympia
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#4. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Portland in Q1 2021: 228
--- #17 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Olympia in Q1 2021: 201
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Olympia
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#3. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Spokane in Q1 2021: 316
--- #8 most common destination from Spokane
- Started a new job in Spokane from Olympia in Q1 2021: 123
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 193 to Olympia
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Non in Q1 2021: 391
--- #6 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Olympia in Q1 2021: 384
--- 12.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Olympia
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#1. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

- Started a new job in Olympia from Olympia in Q1 2021: 1,209
--- #2 most common destination from Olympia
- Started a new job in Olympia from Olympia in Q1 2021: 1,209
--- 38.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Olympia

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