People from these metros are finding new jobs in Birmingham

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Birmingham

Jobs have long been one of the main reasons people move. But with the rise of remote working—pushed to greater heights by the COVID-19 pandemic—some people work for employers in new cities and states without ever leaving their original home. And sometimes a job in a new city or state is as simple as staying put but commuting to a new job that’s technically across state lines or in a different city than where you live. Still, with the majority of workers in America going into a physical building to work, many continue to move to new areas for new jobs. Seeing where people are coming from for new jobs—either physically or remotely—in a metro sheds light on an area’s job market. 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 Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Pensacola in Q2 2020: 43
--- #23 most common destination from Pensacola
- Started a new job in Pensacola from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 68
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Pensacola
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#19. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Washington in Q2 2020: 44
--- #98 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Birmingham
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#18. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Orlando in Q2 2020: 48
--- #50 most common destination from Orlando
- Started a new job in Orlando from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 38
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Birmingham
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#17. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Houston in Q2 2020: 67
--- #56 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 93
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Houston
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Dallas in Q2 2020: 69
--- #73 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 86
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Dallas
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#15. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Columbus in Q2 2020: 85
--- #7 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 70
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Birmingham
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#14. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Nashville in Q2 2020: 131
--- #21 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 121
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Birmingham
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#13. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Dothan in Q2 2020: 170
--- #3 most common destination from Dothan
- Started a new job in Dothan from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 190
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Dothan
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#12. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Florence in Q2 2020: 204
--- #4 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 198
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Birmingham
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#11. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Daphne in Q2 2020: 211
--- #3 most common destination from Daphne
- Started a new job in Daphne from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 266
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Daphne
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#10. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Auburn in Q2 2020: 288
--- #3 most common destination from Auburn
- Started a new job in Auburn from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 218
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 70 to Birmingham
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#9. Decatur, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Decatur in Q2 2020: 288
--- #4 most common destination from Decatur
- Started a new job in Decatur from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 293
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Decatur
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#8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Atlanta in Q2 2020: 298
--- #26 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 285
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Birmingham
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#7. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Anniston in Q2 2020: 316
--- #3 most common destination from Anniston
- Started a new job in Anniston from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 295
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Birmingham
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#6. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Gadsden in Q2 2020: 340
--- #2 most common destination from Gadsden
- Started a new job in Gadsden from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 340
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Birmingham
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#5. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Mobile in Q2 2020: 515
--- #3 most common destination from Mobile
- Started a new job in Mobile from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 490
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Birmingham
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#4. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Tuscaloosa in Q2 2020: 847
--- #2 most common destination from Tuscaloosa
- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 729
--- 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 118 to Birmingham
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#3. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Montgomery in Q2 2020: 860
--- #2 most common destination from Montgomery
- Started a new job in Montgomery from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 879
--- 9.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Montgomery
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#2. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Huntsville in Q2 2020: 944
--- #2 most common destination from Huntsville
- Started a new job in Huntsville from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 1,022
--- 11.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 78 to Huntsville
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#1. Not in metropolitan area, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 1,679
--- #2 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Birmingham in Q2 2020: 1,763
--- 19.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 84 to Not in metropolitan area

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