Metros where people in Durham are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Durham 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 Durham-Chapel Hill, 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 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 25
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 5 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#29. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 39
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Net job flow: 9 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#28. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 38
--- #114 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 7 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#27. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 24
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 8 to Greenville-Anderson, SC
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#26. New Bern, NC

- Started a new job in New Bern, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from New Bern, NC in Q1 2021: 38
--- #8 most common destination from New Bern, NC
- Net job flow: 5 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

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#25. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 53
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 8 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#24. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 46
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 34
--- #25 most common destination from Columbia, SC
- Net job flow: 12 to Columbia, SC
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#23. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 56
--- #17 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#22. El Paso, TX

- Started a new job in El Paso, TX from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 49
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from El Paso, TX in Q1 2021: 1
--- #28 most common destination from El Paso, TX
- Net job flow: 48 to El Paso, TX
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#21. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 63
--- #73 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 13 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

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

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 51
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
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#19. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Goldsboro, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 53
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Goldsboro, NC in Q1 2021: 59
--- #5 (tie) most common destination from Goldsboro, NC
- Net job flow: 6 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#18. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 65
--- #46 (tie) most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 10 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#17. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 61
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 36
--- #99 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 25 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#16. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 63
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 65
--- #7 most common destination from Jacksonville, NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

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#15. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 66
--- #84 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 3 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#14. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 89
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 66
--- #18 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 23 to Richmond, VA
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#13. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 94
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 110
--- #5 most common destination from Greenville, NC
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 105
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 149
--- #42 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 44 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#11. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 108
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 107
--- #6 most common destination from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

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#10. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 112
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 215
--- #59 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 103 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#9. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 121
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Rocky Mount, NC in Q1 2021: 115
--- #4 most common destination from Rocky Mount, NC
- Net job flow: 6 to Rocky Mount, NC
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#8. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 153
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 169
--- #6 most common destination from Asheville, NC
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#7. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 169
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Wilmington, NC in Q1 2021: 161
--- #6 most common destination from Wilmington, NC
- Net job flow: 8 to Wilmington, NC
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#6. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 251
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 310
--- #3 most common destination from Burlington, NC
- Net job flow: 59 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

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#5. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 351
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 337
--- #4 most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 14 to Winston-Salem, NC
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#4. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Fayetteville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 381
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Fayetteville, NC in Q1 2021: 300
--- #3 most common destination from Fayetteville, NC
- Net job flow: 81 to Fayetteville, NC
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#3. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 730
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 823
--- #4 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 93 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 1,685
--- 18.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 1,579
--- #5 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 106 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#1. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 3,147
--- 34.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 3,588
--- #1 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 441 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

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