People from these metros are finding new jobs in Athens

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

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 Athens-Clarke County, GA 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 Athens-Clarke County, GA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Athens from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 10
--- #151 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Athens in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Charlotte
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#19. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Athens from Nashville in Q1 2021: 10
--- #230 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Athens in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Athens
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#18. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Athens from Columbia in Q1 2021: 10
--- #118 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from Athens in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Athens
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#17. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Athens from Greenville in Q1 2021: 12
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Athens in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Greenville
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#16. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 13
--- #45 (tie) most common destination from Chattanooga
- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Athens in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Chattanooga

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#15. Rome, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Rome in Q1 2021: 13
--- #7 (tie) most common destination from Rome
- Started a new job in Rome from Athens in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rome
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#14. Brunswick, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Brunswick in Q1 2021: 13
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Brunswick
- Started a new job in Brunswick from Athens in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Athens
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#13. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Albany in Q1 2021: 15
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Athens in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Athens
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Athens from Washington in Q1 2021: 15
--- #167 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Athens in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Athens
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#11. Valdosta, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Valdosta in Q1 2021: 17
--- #19 most common destination from Valdosta
- Started a new job in Valdosta from Athens in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Athens

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#10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Athens from Miami in Q1 2021: 18
--- #159 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Athens in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Athens
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#9. Dalton, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Dalton in Q1 2021: 19
--- #6 most common destination from Dalton
- Started a new job in Dalton from Athens in Q1 2021: 46
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Dalton
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Athens from New York in Q1 2021: 22
--- #189 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Athens in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Athens
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#7. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Warner Robins in Q1 2021: 23
--- #13 most common destination from Warner Robins
- Started a new job in Warner Robins from Athens in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Athens
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#6. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Athens from Columbus in Q1 2021: 28
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Athens in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Athens

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#5. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Macon in Q1 2021: 42
--- #10 most common destination from Macon
- Started a new job in Macon from Athens in Q1 2021: 35
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Athens
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#4. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Savannah in Q1 2021: 59
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Savannah
- Started a new job in Savannah from Athens in Q1 2021: 58
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Athens
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#3. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Athens from Augusta in Q1 2021: 108
--- #14 most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Athens in Q1 2021: 81
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Athens
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#2. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Gainesville in Q1 2021: 131
--- #4 most common destination from Gainesville
- Started a new job in Gainesville from Athens in Q1 2021: 96
--- 7.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Athens
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), GA

- Started a new job in Athens from Non in Q1 2021: 413
--- #10 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Athens in Q1 2021: 454
--- 34.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 41 to Non

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