People from these metros are finding new jobs in Charlotte

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

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 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 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 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Greenville in Q1 2021: 351
--- #4 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 216
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 135 to Charlotte
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#19. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 394
--- #6 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 385
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Charlotte
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Washington in Q1 2021: 417
--- #20 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 309
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 108 to Charlotte
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#17. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Burlington in Q1 2021: 444
--- #3 most common destination from Burlington
- Started a new job in Burlington from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 386
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 58 to Charlotte
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#16. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Spartanburg in Q1 2021: 473
--- #5 most common destination from Spartanburg
- Started a new job in Spartanburg from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 513
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Spartanburg

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#15. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 477
--- #21 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 514
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Atlanta
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#14. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 541
--- #3 most common destination from Wilmington
- Started a new job in Wilmington from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 603
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Wilmington
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Non in Q1 2021: 693
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 671
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Charlotte
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#12. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Charleston in Q1 2021: 700
--- #5 most common destination from Charleston
- Started a new job in Charleston from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 732
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Charleston
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Charlotte from New York in Q1 2021: 717
--- #32 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 319
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 398 to Charlotte

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#10. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 807
--- #4 most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 785
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Charlotte
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#9. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Asheville in Q1 2021: 1,256
--- #2 most common destination from Asheville
- Started a new job in Asheville from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,311
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Asheville
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#8. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Columbia in Q1 2021: 1,293
--- #5 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,320
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Columbia
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#7. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Greenville in Q1 2021: 1,315
--- #6 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,244
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Charlotte
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#6. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Durham in Q1 2021: 1,685
--- #3 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,579
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 106 to Charlotte

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#5. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Hickory in Q1 2021: 1,702
--- #2 most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,701
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Charlotte
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#4. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Winston in Q1 2021: 2,268
--- #2 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 2,220
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Charlotte
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#3. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 2,745
--- #2 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 2,581
--- 7.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 164 to Charlotte
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Non in Q1 2021: 3,700
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 3,555
--- 10.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 145 to Charlotte
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#1. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Charlotte from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 4,631
--- #2 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 4,562
--- 13.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Charlotte

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