People from these metros are finding new jobs in Auburn

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

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 Auburn-Opelika, AL 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 Auburn-Opelika, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

- Started a new job in Auburn from New Orleans in Q1 2021: 10
--- #346 (tie) most common destination from New Orleans
- Started a new job in New Orleans from Auburn in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Auburn
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#19. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Orlando in Q1 2021: 10
--- #198 most common destination from Orlando
- Started a new job in Orlando from Auburn in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Auburn
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#18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Tampa in Q1 2021: 11
--- #202 (tie) most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Auburn in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Auburn
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#17. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Auburn from Nashville in Q1 2021: 14
--- #137 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Auburn in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Auburn
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#16. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Pensacola in Q1 2021: 18
--- #116 most common destination from Pensacola
- Started a new job in Pensacola from Auburn in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Auburn

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#15. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Florence in Q1 2021: 20
--- #13 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Auburn in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Florence
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#14. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Gadsden in Q1 2021: 27
--- #11 most common destination from Gadsden
- Started a new job in Gadsden from Auburn in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Auburn
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#13. Decatur, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Decatur in Q1 2021: 35
--- #11 most common destination from Decatur
- Started a new job in Decatur from Auburn in Q1 2021: 31
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Auburn
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#12. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Daphne in Q1 2021: 45
--- #10 most common destination from Daphne
- Started a new job in Daphne from Auburn in Q1 2021: 38
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Auburn
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#11. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Anniston in Q1 2021: 45
--- #10 most common destination from Anniston
- Started a new job in Anniston from Auburn in Q1 2021: 39
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Auburn

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#10. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Tuscaloosa in Q1 2021: 53
--- #13 most common destination from Tuscaloosa
- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa from Auburn in Q1 2021: 47
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Auburn
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#9. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Dothan in Q1 2021: 58
--- #8 most common destination from Dothan
- Started a new job in Dothan from Auburn in Q1 2021: 57
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Auburn
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#8. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Mobile in Q1 2021: 81
--- #9 most common destination from Mobile
- Started a new job in Mobile from Auburn in Q1 2021: 100
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Mobile
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#7. Non-metropolitan area(s), GA

- Started a new job in Auburn from Non in Q1 2021: 82
--- #26 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Auburn in Q1 2021: 91
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Non
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#6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Auburn from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 131
--- #44 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Auburn in Q1 2021: 184
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 53 to Atlanta

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#5. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Huntsville in Q1 2021: 143
--- #11 most common destination from Huntsville
- Started a new job in Huntsville from Auburn in Q1 2021: 150
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Huntsville
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#4. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Columbus in Q1 2021: 236
--- #4 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Auburn in Q1 2021: 222
--- 9.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Auburn
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#3. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 306
--- #11 most common destination from Birmingham
- Started a new job in Birmingham from Auburn in Q1 2021: 346
--- 14.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Birmingham
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#2. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Montgomery in Q1 2021: 320
--- #4 most common destination from Montgomery
- Started a new job in Montgomery from Auburn in Q1 2021: 372
--- 15.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 52 to Montgomery
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), AL

- Started a new job in Auburn from Non in Q1 2021: 479
--- #9 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Auburn in Q1 2021: 408
--- 17.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Auburn

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