People from these metros are finding new jobs in Birmingham

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

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 Birmingham-Hoover, 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 Birmingham-Hoover, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Omaha in Q1 2021: 58
--- #81 most common destination from Omaha
- Started a new job in Omaha from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 50 to Birmingham
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#19. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 69
--- #20 most common destination from Chattanooga
- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Birmingham
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#18. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Pensacola in Q1 2021: 74
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Pensacola
- Started a new job in Pensacola from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 94
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Pensacola
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Tampa in Q1 2021: 76
--- #72 most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Birmingham
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#16. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Columbus in Q1 2021: 102
--- #9 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 76
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Birmingham

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Dallas in Q1 2021: 119
--- #75 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 115
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Birmingham
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#14. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Nashville in Q1 2021: 150
--- #18 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 178
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Nashville
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#13. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Dothan in Q1 2021: 235
--- #3 most common destination from Dothan
- Started a new job in Dothan from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 204
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Birmingham
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#12. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Florence in Q1 2021: 287
--- #4 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 286
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Birmingham
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#11. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Daphne in Q1 2021: 319
--- #3 most common destination from Daphne
- Started a new job in Daphne from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 388
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Daphne

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#10. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Auburn in Q1 2021: 346
--- #4 most common destination from Auburn
- Started a new job in Auburn from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 306
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Birmingham
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#9. Decatur, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Decatur in Q1 2021: 394
--- #4 most common destination from Decatur
- Started a new job in Decatur from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 392
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Birmingham
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#8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 465
--- #24 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 447
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Birmingham
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#7. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Anniston in Q1 2021: 475
--- #3 most common destination from Anniston
- Started a new job in Anniston from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 420
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Birmingham
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#6. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Gadsden in Q1 2021: 510
--- #2 most common destination from Gadsden
- Started a new job in Gadsden from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 388
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 122 to Birmingham

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#5. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Mobile in Q1 2021: 745
--- #2 most common destination from Mobile
- Started a new job in Mobile from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 1,466
--- 11.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 721 to Mobile
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#4. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Tuscaloosa in Q1 2021: 1,078
--- #2 most common destination from Tuscaloosa
- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 1,092
--- 8.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Tuscaloosa
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#3. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Montgomery in Q1 2021: 1,263
--- #2 most common destination from Montgomery
- Started a new job in Montgomery from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 1,124
--- 8.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 139 to Birmingham
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#2. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Huntsville in Q1 2021: 1,444
--- #2 most common destination from Huntsville
- Started a new job in Huntsville from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 1,492
--- 11.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Huntsville
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Non in Q1 2021: 2,494
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 2,190
--- 17.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 304 to Birmingham

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