Metros where people in Augusta are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Augusta 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 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 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 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 7
--- #46 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 26 to Columbus, OH
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#29. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 34
--- #94 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 0 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#28. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 23
--- #145 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#27. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 33
--- #106 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#26. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 24
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 12 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

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#25. Brunswick, GA

- Started a new job in Brunswick, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Brunswick, GA in Q1 2021: 30
--- #4 most common destination from Brunswick, GA
- Net job flow: 9 to Brunswick, GA
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#24. Sumter, SC

- Started a new job in Sumter, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Sumter, SC in Q1 2021: 33
--- #9 most common destination from Sumter, SC
- Net job flow: 7 to Sumter, SC
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#23. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 32
--- #24 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 9 to Chattanooga, TN-GA
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#22. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 56
--- #20 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 15 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#21. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #48 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 35 to Pittsburgh, PA

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#20. Valdosta, GA

- Started a new job in Valdosta, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 46
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Valdosta, GA in Q1 2021: 46
--- #5 most common destination from Valdosta, GA
- Net job flow: 0 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#19. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC

- Started a new job in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC in Q1 2021: 56
--- #9 most common destination from Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC
- Net job flow: 7 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 48
--- #69 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 5 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#17. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 9
--- #16 most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 44 to Huntsville, AL
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#16. Knoxville, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 58
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Knoxville, TN in Q1 2021: 13
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Knoxville, TN
- Net job flow: 45 to Knoxville, TN

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#15. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 58
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 28
--- #52 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 30 to Jacksonville, FL
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#14. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 60
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 46
--- #10 most common destination from Columbus, GA-AL
- Net job flow: 14 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#13. Florence, SC

- Started a new job in Florence, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 61
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Florence, SC in Q1 2021: 57
--- #8 most common destination from Florence, SC
- Net job flow: 4 to Florence, SC
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#12. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Gainesville, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Gainesville, GA in Q1 2021: 62
--- #4 most common destination from Gainesville, GA
- Net job flow: 7 to Gainesville, GA
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#11. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Albany, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 73
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Albany, GA in Q1 2021: 91
--- #3 most common destination from Albany, GA
- Net job flow: 18 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

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#10. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Warner Robins, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 74
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Warner Robins, GA in Q1 2021: 97
--- #5 most common destination from Warner Robins, GA
- Net job flow: 23 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#9. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Spartanburg, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 97
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Spartanburg, SC in Q1 2021: 112
--- #8 most common destination from Spartanburg, SC
- Net job flow: 15 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#8. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Macon-Bibb County, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 101
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Macon-Bibb County, GA in Q1 2021: 111
--- #4 most common destination from Macon-Bibb County, GA
- Net job flow: 10 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#7. Athens-Clarke County, GA

- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 108
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 81
--- #3 most common destination from Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Net job flow: 27 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#6. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 188
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 143
--- #27 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 45 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#5. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 214
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 241
--- #9 most common destination from Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Net job flow: 27 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#4. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 298
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 372
--- #8 most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 74 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#3. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Savannah, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 305
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Savannah, GA in Q1 2021: 348
--- #2 most common destination from Savannah, GA
- Net job flow: 43 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#2. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 449
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 528
--- #7 most common destination from Columbia, SC
- Net job flow: 79 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 1,869
--- 33.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 1,772
--- #3 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 97 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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