Metros where people in Athens are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Athens 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 Athens-Clarke County, GA 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 Athens-Clarke County, GA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Albany, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Albany, GA in Q1 2021: 15
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Albany, GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 8
--- #262 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#18. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 10
--- #149 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 1 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#17. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 10
--- #153 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 1 to Jacksonville, FL
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#16. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 22
--- #187 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 10 to Athens-Clarke County, GA

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#15. Brunswick, GA

- Started a new job in Brunswick, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Brunswick, GA in Q1 2021: 13
--- #12 (tie) most common destination from Brunswick, GA
- Net job flow: 0 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 15
--- #165 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 2 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#13. Valdosta, GA

- Started a new job in Valdosta, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Valdosta, GA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #17 most common destination from Valdosta, GA
- Net job flow: 2 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 18
--- #157 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 3 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#11. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 13
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Chattanooga, TN-GA

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#10. Rome, GA

- Started a new job in Rome, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Rome, GA in Q1 2021: 13
--- #5 (tie) most common destination from Rome, GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Rome, GA
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#9. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 28
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, GA-AL
- Net job flow: 6 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#8. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Warner Robins, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Warner Robins, GA in Q1 2021: 23
--- #11 most common destination from Warner Robins, GA
- Net job flow: 0 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#7. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 12
--- #41 (tie) most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 12 to Greenville-Anderson, SC
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#6. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Macon-Bibb County, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 35
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Macon-Bibb County, GA in Q1 2021: 42
--- #8 most common destination from Macon-Bibb County, GA
- Net job flow: 7 to Athens-Clarke County, GA

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#5. Dalton, GA

- Started a new job in Dalton, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 46
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Dalton, GA in Q1 2021: 19
--- #4 most common destination from Dalton, GA
- Net job flow: 27 to Dalton, GA
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#4. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Savannah, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 58
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Savannah, GA in Q1 2021: 59
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Savannah, GA
- Net job flow: 1 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#3. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 81
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 108
--- #12 most common destination from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Net job flow: 27 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#2. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Gainesville, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 96
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Gainesville, GA in Q1 2021: 131
--- #2 most common destination from Gainesville, GA
- Net job flow: 35 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 1,514
--- 65.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 1,473
--- #6 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 41 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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