People from these metros are finding new jobs in Atlanta

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

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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 514
--- #16 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 477
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Atlanta
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#19. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Nashville in Q1 2021: 522
--- #7 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 473
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 49 to Atlanta
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Chicago in Q1 2021: 573
--- #25 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 348
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 225 to Atlanta
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Washington in Q1 2021: 576
--- #12 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 461
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 115 to Atlanta
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#16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 622
--- #22 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 430
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 192 to Atlanta

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Dallas in Q1 2021: 626
--- #17 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 721
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 95 to Dallas
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#14. Rome, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Rome in Q1 2021: 767
--- #1 most common destination from Rome
- Started a new job in Rome from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 779
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Rome
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#13. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Albany in Q1 2021: 779
--- #2 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 610
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 169 to Atlanta
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#12. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 779
--- #5 most common destination from Chattanooga
- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 710
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Atlanta
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#11. Dalton, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Dalton in Q1 2021: 865
--- #2 most common destination from Dalton
- Started a new job in Dalton from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 871
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Dalton

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

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Miami in Q1 2021: 870
--- #15 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 677
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 193 to Atlanta
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#9. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Warner Robins in Q1 2021: 1,007
--- #2 most common destination from Warner Robins
- Started a new job in Warner Robins from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 906
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 101 to Atlanta
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from New York in Q1 2021: 1,400
--- #16 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 890
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 510 to Atlanta
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#7. Athens-Clarke County, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Athens in Q1 2021: 1,514
--- #1 most common destination from Athens
- Started a new job in Athens from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 1,473
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 41 to Atlanta
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#6. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Macon in Q1 2021: 1,557
--- #1 most common destination from Macon
- Started a new job in Macon from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 1,365
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 192 to Atlanta

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#5. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Columbus in Q1 2021: 1,661
--- #2 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 1,368
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 293 to Atlanta
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#4. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Augusta in Q1 2021: 1,869
--- #2 most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 1,772
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to Atlanta
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#3. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Gainesville in Q1 2021: 2,465
--- #1 most common destination from Gainesville
- Started a new job in Gainesville from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 2,283
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 182 to Atlanta
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#2. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Savannah in Q1 2021: 2,558
--- #2 most common destination from Savannah
- Started a new job in Savannah from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 2,187
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 371 to Atlanta
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta from Non in Q1 2021: 7,854
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 8,074
--- 17.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 220 to Non

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