People from these metros are finding new jobs in Decatur

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

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 Decatur, 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 Decatur, AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Decatur from Houston in Q1 2021: 11
--- #216 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Decatur in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Decatur
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#15. Non-metropolitan area(s), TN

- Started a new job in Decatur from Non in Q1 2021: 15
--- #49 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Decatur in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Non
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#14. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Decatur from Nashville in Q1 2021: 19
--- #108 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Decatur in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Decatur
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#13. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Dothan in Q1 2021: 23
--- #22 most common destination from Dothan
- Started a new job in Dothan from Decatur in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Decatur
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Decatur from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 26
--- #137 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Decatur in Q1 2021: 30
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Atlanta

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#11. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Daphne in Q1 2021: 26
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Daphne
- Started a new job in Daphne from Decatur in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Daphne
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#10. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Auburn in Q1 2021: 31
--- #14 most common destination from Auburn
- Started a new job in Auburn from Decatur in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Auburn
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#9. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Anniston in Q1 2021: 41
--- #11 most common destination from Anniston
- Started a new job in Anniston from Decatur in Q1 2021: 32
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Decatur
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#8. Gadsden, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Gadsden in Q1 2021: 49
--- #8 most common destination from Gadsden
- Started a new job in Gadsden from Decatur in Q1 2021: 45
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Decatur
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#7. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Tuscaloosa in Q1 2021: 55
--- #7 most common destination from Tuscaloosa
- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa from Decatur in Q1 2021: 78
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Tuscaloosa

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#6. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Montgomery in Q1 2021: 64
--- #14 most common destination from Montgomery
- Started a new job in Montgomery from Decatur in Q1 2021: 78
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Montgomery
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#5. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Mobile in Q1 2021: 73
--- #13 most common destination from Mobile
- Started a new job in Mobile from Decatur in Q1 2021: 70
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Decatur
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#4. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Florence in Q1 2021: 160
--- #5 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Decatur in Q1 2021: 153
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Decatur
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#3. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 392
--- #10 most common destination from Birmingham
- Started a new job in Birmingham from Decatur in Q1 2021: 394
--- 16.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Birmingham
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Non in Q1 2021: 402
--- #11 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Decatur in Q1 2021: 398
--- 16.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Decatur

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#1. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Decatur from Huntsville in Q1 2021: 701
--- #4 most common destination from Huntsville
- Started a new job in Huntsville from Decatur in Q1 2021: 631
--- 26.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 70 to Decatur

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