People from these metros are finding new jobs in Yakima

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

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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, WA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#19. Salem, OR

- Started a new job in Yakima from Salem in Q1 2021: 10
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Salem
- Started a new job in Salem from Yakima in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Salem
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#18. Longview, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Longview in Q1 2021: 10
--- #9 most common destination from Longview
- Started a new job in Longview from Yakima in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Longview
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#17. Boise City, ID

- Started a new job in Yakima from Boise City in Q1 2021: 10
--- #57 (tie) most common destination from Boise City
- Started a new job in Boise City from Yakima in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Boise City
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#16. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Yakima from Las Vegas in Q1 2021: 11
--- #157 (tie) most common destination from Las Vegas
- Started a new job in Las Vegas from Yakima in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Yakima
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#15. Non-metropolitan area(s), ID

- Started a new job in Yakima from Non in Q1 2021: 12
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Yakima in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Yakima

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#14. Bellingham, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Bellingham in Q1 2021: 14
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Bellingham
- Started a new job in Bellingham from Yakima in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Bellingham
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Yakima from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 16
--- #199 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Yakima in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Yakima
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#12. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Mount Vernon in Q1 2021: 22
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Mount Vernon
- Started a new job in Mount Vernon from Yakima in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Yakima
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#11. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Bremerton in Q1 2021: 25
--- #12 most common destination from Bremerton
- Started a new job in Bremerton from Yakima in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Yakima
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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 26
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Yakima in Q1 2021: 26
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Yakima

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#9. Non-metropolitan area(s), OR

- Started a new job in Yakima from Non in Q1 2021: 37
--- #21 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Yakima in Q1 2021: 32
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Yakima
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#8. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Olympia in Q1 2021: 48
--- #9 most common destination from Olympia
- Started a new job in Olympia from Yakima in Q1 2021: 49
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Olympia
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#7. Walla Walla, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Walla Walla in Q1 2021: 48
--- #7 most common destination from Walla Walla
- Started a new job in Walla Walla from Yakima in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Yakima
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#6. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Portland in Q1 2021: 104
--- #27 most common destination from Portland
- Started a new job in Portland from Yakima in Q1 2021: 107
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Portland
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#5. Wenatchee, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Wenatchee in Q1 2021: 106
--- #4 most common destination from Wenatchee
- Started a new job in Wenatchee from Yakima in Q1 2021: 139
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Wenatchee

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#4. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Spokane in Q1 2021: 158
--- #7 most common destination from Spokane
- Started a new job in Spokane from Yakima in Q1 2021: 162
--- 7.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Spokane
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Non in Q1 2021: 308
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Yakima in Q1 2021: 694
--- 30.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 386 to Non
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#2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Seattle in Q1 2021: 506
--- #12 most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Yakima in Q1 2021: 521
--- 22.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Seattle
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#1. Kennewick-Richland, WA

- Started a new job in Yakima from Kennewick in Q1 2021: 528
--- #3 most common destination from Kennewick
- Started a new job in Kennewick from Yakima in Q1 2021: 450
--- 19.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 78 to Yakima

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