Metros where people in Asheville are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Asheville 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 Asheville, NC 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 Asheville, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Knoxville, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville, TN from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Knoxville, TN in Q1 2021: 28
--- #49 (tie) most common destination from Knoxville, TN
- Net job flow: 10 to Asheville, NC
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#29. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 36
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Greenville, NC
- Net job flow: 17 to Asheville, NC
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#28. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 43
--- #130 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 22 to Asheville, NC
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#27. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- #15 most common destination from Jacksonville, NC
- Net job flow: 4 to Jacksonville, NC
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#26. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Rocky Mount, NC in Q1 2021: 19
--- #15 most common destination from Rocky Mount, NC
- Net job flow: 3 to Rocky Mount, NC

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

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 38
--- #118 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 14 to Asheville, NC
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#24. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga, TN-GA from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Chattanooga, TN-GA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #38 (tie) most common destination from Chattanooga, TN-GA
- Net job flow: 16 to Chattanooga, TN-GA
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#23. Johnson City, TN

- Started a new job in Johnson City, TN from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Johnson City, TN in Q1 2021: 16
--- #10 most common destination from Johnson City, TN
- Net job flow: 8 to Johnson City, TN
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#22. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 41
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 14 to Asheville, NC
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#21. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 35
--- #100 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 8 to Asheville, NC

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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 27
--- #163 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#19. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 13
--- #56 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 18 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#18. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 31
--- #73 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 0 to Asheville, NC
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#17. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 16
--- #75 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 15 to Jacksonville, FL
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#16. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 50
--- #117 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 18 to Asheville, NC

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#15. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 36
--- #8 (tie) most common destination from Burlington, NC
- Net job flow: 4 to Asheville, NC
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#14. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 46
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 25
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Net job flow: 21 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#13. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 47
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 40
--- #24 most common destination from Columbia, SC
- Net job flow: 7 to Columbia, SC
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#12. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Spartanburg, SC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 54
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Spartanburg, SC in Q1 2021: 55
--- #11 most common destination from Spartanburg, SC
- Net job flow: 1 to Asheville, NC
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#11. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Wilmington, NC in Q1 2021: 76
--- #10 most common destination from Wilmington, NC
- Net job flow: 7 to Asheville, NC

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#10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 71
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 94
--- #81 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 23 to Asheville, NC
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#9. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Fayetteville, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 77
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Fayetteville, NC in Q1 2021: 87
--- #11 most common destination from Fayetteville, NC
- Net job flow: 10 to Asheville, NC
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#8. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 115
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 25
--- #10 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 90 to Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
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#7. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 122
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 105
--- #14 most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 17 to Greenville-Anderson, SC
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#6. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 169
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 153
--- #8 most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

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#5. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 190
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 187
--- #6 most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 3 to Winston-Salem, NC
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#4. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 232
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 207
--- #8 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 25 to Greensboro-High Point, NC
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#3. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 267
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 240
--- #5 most common destination from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Net job flow: 27 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#2. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 457
--- 10.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 427
--- #10 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 30 to Raleigh-Cary, NC
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 1,256
--- 29.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 1,311
--- #8 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 55 to Asheville, NC

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