Metros where people in Columbus, Georgia are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Columbus, Georgia 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 Columbus, GA-AL 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 Columbus, GA-AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 12
--- #197 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 2 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#29. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #207 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 8 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#28. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q1 2021: 4
--- #58 (tie) most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
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#27. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

- Started a new job in Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL in Q1 2021: 11
--- #25 (tie) most common destination from Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
- Net job flow: 1 to Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
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#26. Dalton, GA

- Started a new job in Dalton, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Dalton, GA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #14 most common destination from Dalton, GA
- Net job flow: 9 to Columbus, GA-AL

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#25. Rome, GA

- Started a new job in Rome, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Rome, GA in Q1 2021: 16
--- #10 most common destination from Rome, GA
- Net job flow: 2 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#24. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #134 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#23. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 14
--- #182 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#22. Anniston-Oxford, AL

- Started a new job in Anniston-Oxford, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Anniston-Oxford, AL in Q1 2021: 15
--- #13 most common destination from Anniston-Oxford, AL
- Net job flow: 1 to Anniston-Oxford, AL
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#21. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 14
--- #54 most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 2 to Chattanooga, TN-GA

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#20. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 16
--- #109 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#19. Tuscaloosa, AL

- Started a new job in Tuscaloosa, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Tuscaloosa, AL in Q1 2021: 13
--- #14 most common destination from Tuscaloosa, AL
- Net job flow: 7 to Tuscaloosa, AL
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#18. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 7
--- #104 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 14 to Jacksonville, FL
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#17. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 18
--- #196 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#16. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Gainesville, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Gainesville, GA in Q1 2021: 32
--- #7 most common destination from Gainesville, GA
- Net job flow: 5 to Columbus, GA-AL

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#15. Athens-Clarke County, GA

- Started a new job in Athens-Clarke County, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Athens-Clarke County, GA in Q1 2021: 22
--- #6 most common destination from Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Net job flow: 6 to Athens-Clarke County, GA
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#14. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Mobile, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Mobile, AL in Q1 2021: 21
--- #19 most common destination from Mobile, AL
- Net job flow: 8 to Mobile, AL
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#13. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 22
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#12. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Dothan, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Dothan, AL in Q1 2021: 26
--- #11 most common destination from Dothan, AL
- Net job flow: 4 to Dothan, AL
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#11. Valdosta, GA

- Started a new job in Valdosta, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 32
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Valdosta, GA in Q1 2021: 28
--- #11 most common destination from Valdosta, GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Valdosta, GA

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#10. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Huntsville, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Huntsville, AL in Q1 2021: 29
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Huntsville, AL
- Net job flow: 14 to Huntsville, AL
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#9. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 46
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 60
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Net job flow: 14 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#8. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Macon-Bibb County, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 74
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Macon-Bibb County, GA in Q1 2021: 84
--- #5 most common destination from Macon-Bibb County, GA
- Net job flow: 10 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#7. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Warner Robins, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 82
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Warner Robins, GA in Q1 2021: 75
--- #4 most common destination from Warner Robins, GA
- Net job flow: 7 to Warner Robins, GA
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#6. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Savannah, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 83
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Savannah, GA in Q1 2021: 70
--- #11 most common destination from Savannah, GA
- Net job flow: 13 to Savannah, GA

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#5. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Montgomery, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 84
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Montgomery, AL in Q1 2021: 77
--- #11 most common destination from Montgomery, AL
- Net job flow: 7 to Montgomery, AL
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#4. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Birmingham-Hoover, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 102
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Birmingham-Hoover, AL in Q1 2021: 76
--- #15 most common destination from Birmingham-Hoover, AL
- Net job flow: 26 to Birmingham-Hoover, AL
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#3. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Albany, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 104
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Albany, GA in Q1 2021: 157
--- #2 most common destination from Albany, GA
- Net job flow: 53 to Columbus, GA-AL
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#2. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Auburn-Opelika, AL from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 236
--- 7.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Auburn-Opelika, AL in Q1 2021: 222
--- #3 most common destination from Auburn-Opelika, AL
- Net job flow: 14 to Auburn-Opelika, AL
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Columbus, GA-AL in Q1 2021: 1,661
--- 50.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbus, GA-AL from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 1,368
--- #4 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 293 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

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