People from these metros are finding new jobs in Burlington, North Carolina

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Burlington, North Carolina

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

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#20. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 12
--- #89 (tie) most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Burlington in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Burlington
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#19. Altoona, PA

- Started a new job in Burlington from Altoona in Q1 2021: 14
--- #271 most common destination from Altoona
- Started a new job in Altoona from Burlington in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Burlington
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#18. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Burlington from Houston in Q1 2021: 14
--- #375 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Burlington in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Burlington
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#17. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Burlington from Non in Q1 2021: 14
--- #40 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Burlington in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Non
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#16. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 18
--- #16 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Burlington in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Jacksonville

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#15. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Burlington from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 18
--- #375 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Burlington in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Burlington
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#14. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 19
--- #14 most common destination from Rocky Mount
- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Burlington in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rocky Mount
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Burlington from Washington in Q1 2021: 20
--- #191 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Burlington in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Burlington
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Burlington from New York in Q1 2021: 24
--- #233 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Burlington in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Burlington
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#11. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Greenville in Q1 2021: 24
--- #19 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Burlington in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Burlington

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#10. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 32
--- #19 most common destination from Wilmington
- Started a new job in Wilmington from Burlington in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Wilmington
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#9. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Asheville in Q1 2021: 32
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Asheville
- Started a new job in Asheville from Burlington in Q1 2021: 36
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Asheville
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#8. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Hickory in Q1 2021: 35
--- #11 most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Burlington in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Hickory
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#7. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 63
--- #17 most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Burlington in Q1 2021: 58
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Burlington
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#6. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Winston in Q1 2021: 172
--- #10 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Burlington in Q1 2021: 159
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Burlington

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

- Started a new job in Burlington from Non in Q1 2021: 206
--- #18 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Burlington in Q1 2021: 220
--- 8.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Non
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#4. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Durham in Q1 2021: 251
--- #7 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Burlington in Q1 2021: 310
--- 12.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 59 to Durham
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#3. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 377
--- #13 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Burlington in Q1 2021: 401
--- 15.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Raleigh
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 386
--- #18 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Burlington in Q1 2021: 444
--- 17.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 58 to Charlotte
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#1. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 515
--- #7 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Burlington in Q1 2021: 535
--- 20.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Greensboro

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