People from these metros are finding new jobs in Augusta

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

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 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 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 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Columbus, GA-AL

- Started a new job in Augusta from Columbus in Q1 2021: 46
--- #12 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Augusta in Q1 2021: 60
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Columbus
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#19. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Augusta from Washington in Q1 2021: 48
--- #71 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Augusta in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Washington
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#18. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 56
--- #22 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Augusta in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Augusta
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#17. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Hilton Head Island in Q1 2021: 56
--- #11 most common destination from Hilton Head Island
- Started a new job in Hilton Head Island from Augusta in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Augusta
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#16. Florence, SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Florence in Q1 2021: 57
--- #10 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Augusta in Q1 2021: 61
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Florence

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#15. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Gainesville in Q1 2021: 62
--- #6 most common destination from Gainesville
- Started a new job in Gainesville from Augusta in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Gainesville
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#14. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Augusta from New York in Q1 2021: 63
--- #125 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Augusta in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Augusta
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#13. Athens-Clarke County, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Athens in Q1 2021: 81
--- #5 most common destination from Athens
- Started a new job in Athens from Augusta in Q1 2021: 108
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Athens
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#12. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Albany in Q1 2021: 91
--- #5 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Augusta in Q1 2021: 73
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Augusta
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#11. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Warner Robins in Q1 2021: 97
--- #7 most common destination from Warner Robins
- Started a new job in Warner Robins from Augusta in Q1 2021: 74
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Augusta

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#10. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Macon in Q1 2021: 111
--- #6 most common destination from Macon
- Started a new job in Macon from Augusta in Q1 2021: 101
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Augusta
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#9. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Spartanburg in Q1 2021: 112
--- #10 most common destination from Spartanburg
- Started a new job in Spartanburg from Augusta in Q1 2021: 97
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Augusta
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#8. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 143
--- #29 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Augusta in Q1 2021: 188
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 45 to Charlotte
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#7. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Charleston in Q1 2021: 241
--- #11 most common destination from Charleston
- Started a new job in Charleston from Augusta in Q1 2021: 214
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Augusta
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Non in Q1 2021: 289
--- #9 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Augusta in Q1 2021: 223
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 66 to Augusta

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#5. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Savannah in Q1 2021: 348
--- #4 most common destination from Savannah
- Started a new job in Savannah from Augusta in Q1 2021: 305
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 43 to Augusta
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#4. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Greenville in Q1 2021: 372
--- #10 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Augusta in Q1 2021: 298
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 74 to Augusta
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#3. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Augusta from Columbia in Q1 2021: 528
--- #9 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from Augusta in Q1 2021: 449
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 79 to Augusta
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Non in Q1 2021: 686
--- #4 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Augusta in Q1 2021: 728
--- 11.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Non
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Augusta from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 1,772
--- #5 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Augusta in Q1 2021: 1,869
--- 28.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 97 to Atlanta

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