People from these metros are finding new jobs in Asheville

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

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 Asheville, NC 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 Asheville, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Burlington in Q1 2021: 36
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Burlington
- Started a new job in Burlington from Asheville in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Asheville
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#19. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Greenville in Q1 2021: 36
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Asheville in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Asheville
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#18. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Asheville from Orlando in Q1 2021: 37
--- #118 (tie) most common destination from Orlando
- Started a new job in Orlando from Asheville in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Asheville
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Asheville from Washington in Q1 2021: 38
--- #120 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Asheville in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Asheville
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#16. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Columbia in Q1 2021: 40
--- #26 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from Asheville in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Columbia

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#15. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Asheville from Miami in Q1 2021: 41
--- #115 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Asheville in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Asheville
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Asheville from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 43
--- #132 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Asheville in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Asheville
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Asheville from New York in Q1 2021: 50
--- #119 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Asheville in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Asheville
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#12. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Spartanburg in Q1 2021: 55
--- #13 most common destination from Spartanburg
- Started a new job in Spartanburg from Asheville in Q1 2021: 54
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Asheville
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#11. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 76
--- #12 most common destination from Wilmington
- Started a new job in Wilmington from Asheville in Q1 2021: 69
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Asheville

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#10. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 87
--- #13 most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Asheville in Q1 2021: 77
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Asheville
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Asheville from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 94
--- #83 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Asheville in Q1 2021: 71
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Asheville
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#8. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Greenville in Q1 2021: 105
--- #16 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Asheville in Q1 2021: 122
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Greenville
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#7. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Durham in Q1 2021: 153
--- #10 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Asheville in Q1 2021: 169
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham
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#6. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Winston in Q1 2021: 187
--- #8 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Asheville in Q1 2021: 190
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Winston

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#5. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 207
--- #10 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Asheville in Q1 2021: 232
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Greensboro
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#4. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Hickory in Q1 2021: 240
--- #7 most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Asheville in Q1 2021: 267
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Hickory
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#3. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 427
--- #12 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Asheville in Q1 2021: 457
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Raleigh
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Non in Q1 2021: 993
--- #7 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Asheville in Q1 2021: 953
--- 17.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Asheville
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Asheville from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,311
--- #10 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Asheville in Q1 2021: 1,256
--- 23.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Asheville

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