People from these metros are finding new jobs in Columbus, Georgia

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

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 Columbus, GA-AL 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 Columbus, GA-AL in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Columbus from Dallas in Q1 2021: 18
--- #198 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Columbus in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Dallas
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#19. Dalton, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Dalton in Q1 2021: 21
--- #16 most common destination from Dalton
- Started a new job in Dalton from Columbus in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Columbus
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#18. Mobile, AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Mobile in Q1 2021: 21
--- #21 most common destination from Mobile
- Started a new job in Mobile from Columbus in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Mobile
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#17. Athens-Clarke County, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Athens in Q1 2021: 22
--- #8 most common destination from Athens
- Started a new job in Athens from Columbus in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Athens
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#16. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Miami in Q1 2021: 22
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Columbus in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Miami

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#15. Dothan, AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Dothan in Q1 2021: 26
--- #13 most common destination from Dothan
- Started a new job in Dothan from Columbus in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Dothan
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#14. Valdosta, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Valdosta in Q1 2021: 28
--- #13 most common destination from Valdosta
- Started a new job in Valdosta from Columbus in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Valdosta
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#13. Huntsville, AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Huntsville in Q1 2021: 29
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Huntsville
- Started a new job in Huntsville from Columbus in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Huntsville
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#12. Gainesville, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Gainesville in Q1 2021: 32
--- #9 most common destination from Gainesville
- Started a new job in Gainesville from Columbus in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Columbus
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#11. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Columbus from Augusta in Q1 2021: 60
--- #21 (tie) most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Columbus in Q1 2021: 46
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Columbus

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#10. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Savannah in Q1 2021: 70
--- #13 most common destination from Savannah
- Started a new job in Savannah from Columbus in Q1 2021: 83
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Savannah
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#9. Warner Robins, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Warner Robins in Q1 2021: 75
--- #6 most common destination from Warner Robins
- Started a new job in Warner Robins from Columbus in Q1 2021: 82
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Warner Robins
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#8. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 76
--- #17 most common destination from Birmingham
- Started a new job in Birmingham from Columbus in Q1 2021: 102
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Birmingham
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#7. Montgomery, AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Montgomery in Q1 2021: 77
--- #13 most common destination from Montgomery
- Started a new job in Montgomery from Columbus in Q1 2021: 84
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Montgomery
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#6. Macon-Bibb County, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Macon in Q1 2021: 84
--- #7 most common destination from Macon
- Started a new job in Macon from Columbus in Q1 2021: 74
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Columbus

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#5. Non-metropolitan area(s), AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Non in Q1 2021: 153
--- #15 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Columbus in Q1 2021: 182
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Non
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#4. Albany, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Albany in Q1 2021: 157
--- #4 most common destination from Albany
- Started a new job in Albany from Columbus in Q1 2021: 104
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 53 to Columbus
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#3. Auburn-Opelika, AL

- Started a new job in Columbus from Auburn in Q1 2021: 222
--- #5 most common destination from Auburn
- Started a new job in Auburn from Columbus in Q1 2021: 236
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Auburn
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Non in Q1 2021: 395
--- #11 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Columbus in Q1 2021: 435
--- 12.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Non
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 1,368
--- #6 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Columbus in Q1 2021: 1,661
--- 46.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 293 to Atlanta

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