Metros where people in Auburn are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Auburn 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 Auburn-Opelika, AL 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 Auburn-Opelika, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#16. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Gainesville, GA from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Gainesville, GA in Q1 2021: 2
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Gainesville, GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Gainesville, GA
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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 0
--- #251 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#14. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 14
--- #135 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 1 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#13. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL in Q1 2021: 20
--- #11 most common destination from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Net job flow: 4 to Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
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#12. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Gadsden, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Gadsden, AL in Q1 2021: 27
--- #9 most common destination from Gadsden, AL
- Net job flow: 3 to Auburn-Opelika, AL

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#11. Decatur, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 31
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 35
--- #9 most common destination from Decatur, AL
- Net job flow: 4 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#10. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 38
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL in Q1 2021: 45
--- #8 most common destination from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
- Net job flow: 7 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#9. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Anniston-Oxford, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Anniston-Oxford, AL in Q1 2021: 45
--- #8 most common destination from Anniston-Oxford, AL
- Net job flow: 6 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#8. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 47
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Tuscaloosa, AL in Q1 2021: 53
--- #11 most common destination from Tuscaloosa, AL
- Net job flow: 6 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#7. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Dothan, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 57
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Dothan, AL in Q1 2021: 58
--- #6 most common destination from Dothan, AL
- Net job flow: 1 to Auburn-Opelika, AL

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#6. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 100
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 81
--- #7 most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 19 to Mobile, AL
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#5. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 150
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 143
--- #9 most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 7 to Huntsville, AL
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#4. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 184
--- 9.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 131
--- #42 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 53 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#3. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 222
--- 11.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 236
--- #2 most common destination from Columbus, GA-AL
- Net job flow: 14 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#2. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 346
--- 17.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 306
--- #9 most common destination from Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Net job flow: 40 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL

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#1. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Montgomery, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 372
--- 19.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Montgomery, AL in Q1 2021: 320
--- #2 most common destination from Montgomery, AL
- Net job flow: 52 to Montgomery, AL

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