Metros where people in Decatur are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Decatur 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 Decatur, 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 Decatur, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#15. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 11
--- #214 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Decatur, AL
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#14. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

- Started a new job in Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL in Q1 2021: 2
--- #81 (tie) most common destination from Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
- Net job flow: 9 to Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
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#13. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Dothan, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Dothan, AL in Q1 2021: 23
--- #20 most common destination from Dothan, AL
- Net job flow: 8 to Decatur, AL
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#12. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 19
--- #106 most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 0 to Decatur, AL
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#11. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL in Q1 2021: 26
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
- Net job flow: 1 to Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

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#10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 30
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 26
--- #135 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#9. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Anniston-Oxford, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 32
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Anniston-Oxford, AL in Q1 2021: 41
--- #9 most common destination from Anniston-Oxford, AL
- Net job flow: 9 to Decatur, AL
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#8. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 31
--- #12 most common destination from Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Net job flow: 4 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#7. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Gadsden, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 45
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Gadsden, AL in Q1 2021: 49
--- #6 most common destination from Gadsden, AL
- Net job flow: 4 to Decatur, AL
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#6. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 70
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 73
--- #11 most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 3 to Decatur, AL

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#5. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 78
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Tuscaloosa, AL in Q1 2021: 55
--- #5 most common destination from Tuscaloosa, AL
- Net job flow: 23 to Tuscaloosa, AL
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#4. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Montgomery, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 78
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Montgomery, AL in Q1 2021: 64
--- #12 most common destination from Montgomery, AL
- Net job flow: 14 to Montgomery, AL
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#3. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 153
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL in Q1 2021: 160
--- #3 most common destination from Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Net job flow: 7 to Decatur, AL
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#2. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 394
--- 20.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 392
--- #8 most common destination from Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Net job flow: 2 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#1. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Decatur, AL in Q1 2021: 631
--- 33.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Decatur, AL from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 701
--- #2 most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 70 to Decatur, AL

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