Metros where people in Burlington, North Carolina are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Burlington, North Carolina 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 Burlington, 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 Burlington, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#17. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #84 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 1 to Burlington, NC
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 10
--- #227 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 1 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#15. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 20
--- #189 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 9 to Burlington, NC
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#14. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- #87 (tie) most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Burlington, NC
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#13. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Goldsboro, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Goldsboro, NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- #14 most common destination from Goldsboro, NC
- Net job flow: 0 to Burlington, NC

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#12. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- #17 most common destination from Greenville, NC
- Net job flow: 3 to Burlington, NC
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#11. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- #14 most common destination from Jacksonville, NC
- Net job flow: 6 to Jacksonville, NC
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#10. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Rocky Mount, NC in Q1 2021: 19
--- #12 most common destination from Rocky Mount, NC
- Net job flow: 8 to Rocky Mount, NC
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#9. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 36
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 32
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Asheville, NC
- Net job flow: 4 to Asheville, NC
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#8. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 35
--- #9 most common destination from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

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#7. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Wilmington, NC in Q1 2021: 32
--- #17 most common destination from Wilmington, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Wilmington, NC
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#6. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Fayetteville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 58
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Fayetteville, NC in Q1 2021: 63
--- #15 most common destination from Fayetteville, NC
- Net job flow: 5 to Burlington, NC
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#5. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 159
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 172
--- #8 most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 13 to Burlington, NC
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#4. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 310
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 251
--- #5 most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 59 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#3. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 401
--- 16.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 377
--- #11 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 24 to Raleigh-Cary, NC

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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 444
--- 18.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 386
--- #16 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 58 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#1. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 535
--- 22.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 515
--- #5 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 20 to Greensboro-High Point, NC

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