People from these metros are finding new jobs in Durham

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

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 Durham-Chapel Hill, 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 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Durham from Miami in Q1 2021: 63
--- #75 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Durham in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Durham
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#19. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 65
--- #9 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Durham in Q1 2021: 63
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Durham
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#18. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Durham from Boston in Q1 2021: 65
--- #48 (tie) most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Durham in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Durham
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Durham from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 66
--- #86 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Durham in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Atlanta
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#16. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Durham from Richmond in Q1 2021: 66
--- #20 most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from Durham in Q1 2021: 89
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Richmond

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#15. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Durham from Non in Q1 2021: 71
--- #19 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Durham in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Durham
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#14. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Hickory in Q1 2021: 107
--- #8 most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Durham in Q1 2021: 108
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Hickory
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#13. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Greenville in Q1 2021: 110
--- #7 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Durham in Q1 2021: 94
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham
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#12. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 115
--- #6 most common destination from Rocky Mount
- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Durham in Q1 2021: 121
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Rocky Mount
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#11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Durham from Washington in Q1 2021: 149
--- #44 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Durham in Q1 2021: 105
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 44 to Durham

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#10. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 161
--- #8 most common destination from Wilmington
- Started a new job in Wilmington from Durham in Q1 2021: 169
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Wilmington
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#9. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Asheville in Q1 2021: 169
--- #8 most common destination from Asheville
- Started a new job in Asheville from Durham in Q1 2021: 153
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Durham from New York in Q1 2021: 215
--- #61 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Durham in Q1 2021: 112
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 103 to Durham
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#7. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 300
--- #5 most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Durham in Q1 2021: 381
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 81 to Fayetteville
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#6. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Burlington in Q1 2021: 310
--- #5 most common destination from Burlington
- Started a new job in Burlington from Durham in Q1 2021: 251
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 59 to Durham

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#5. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Winston in Q1 2021: 337
--- #6 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Durham in Q1 2021: 351
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Winston
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#4. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 823
--- #6 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Durham in Q1 2021: 730
--- 7.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 93 to Durham
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Non in Q1 2021: 866
--- #8 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Durham in Q1 2021: 852
--- 8.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Durham
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Durham from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,579
--- #7 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Durham in Q1 2021: 1,685
--- 16.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 106 to Charlotte
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#1. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham from Durham in Q1 2021: 3,002
--- #2 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Durham in Q1 2021: 3,002
--- 29.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Durham

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