People from these metros are finding new jobs in Spokane

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

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 Spokane-Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Non-metropolitan area(s), MT

- Started a new job in Spokane from Non in Q1 2021: 44
--- #27 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Spokane in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Spokane
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Spokane from Chicago in Q1 2021: 50
--- #182 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Spokane in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Spokane
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#18. Bellingham, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Bellingham in Q1 2021: 54
--- #6 most common destination from Bellingham
- Started a new job in Bellingham from Spokane in Q1 2021: 65
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Bellingham
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#17. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Spokane from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 55
--- #71 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Spokane in Q1 2021: 61
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Phoenix
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Spokane from Dallas in Q1 2021: 59
--- #138 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Spokane in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Spokane

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#15. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

- Started a new job in Spokane from San Francisco in Q1 2021: 59
--- #101 (tie) most common destination from San Francisco
- Started a new job in San Francisco from Spokane in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 47 to Spokane
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 60
--- #102 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Spokane in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Spokane
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#13. Lewiston, ID-WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Lewiston in Q1 2021: 65
--- #7 most common destination from Lewiston
- Started a new job in Lewiston from Spokane in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Spokane
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#12. Walla Walla, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Walla Walla in Q1 2021: 74
--- #5 most common destination from Walla Walla
- Started a new job in Walla Walla from Spokane in Q1 2021: 70
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Spokane
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Spokane from New York in Q1 2021: 78
--- #164 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Spokane in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 61 to Spokane

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#10. Wenatchee, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Wenatchee in Q1 2021: 87
--- #6 most common destination from Wenatchee
- Started a new job in Wenatchee from Spokane in Q1 2021: 68
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Spokane
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#9. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Spokane from Boise City in Q1 2021: 92
--- #15 most common destination from Boise City
- Started a new job in Boise City from Spokane in Q1 2021: 114
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Boise City
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#8. Non-metropolitan area(s), ID

- Started a new job in Spokane from Non in Q1 2021: 92
--- #9 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Spokane in Q1 2021: 102
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Non
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#7. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Olympia in Q1 2021: 123
--- #4 most common destination from Olympia
- Started a new job in Olympia from Spokane in Q1 2021: 316
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 193 to Olympia
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#6. Yakima, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Yakima in Q1 2021: 162
--- #5 most common destination from Yakima
- Started a new job in Yakima from Spokane in Q1 2021: 158
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Spokane

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#5. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Portland in Q1 2021: 290
--- #14 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Spokane in Q1 2021: 255
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Spokane
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#4. Kennewick-Richland, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Kennewick in Q1 2021: 305
--- #5 most common destination from Kennewick
- Started a new job in Kennewick from Spokane in Q1 2021: 276
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Spokane
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Non in Q1 2021: 321
--- #8 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Spokane in Q1 2021: 307
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Spokane
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#2. Coeur d'Alene, ID

- Started a new job in Spokane from Coeur d'Alene in Q1 2021: 537
--- #2 most common destination from Coeur d'Alene
- Started a new job in Coeur d'Alene from Spokane in Q1 2021: 441
--- 7.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 96 to Spokane
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#1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Spokane from Seattle in Q1 2021: 2,081
--- #4 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Spokane in Q1 2021: 1,708
--- 28.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 373 to Spokane

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