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

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Greenville, 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 Greenville, 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 Greenville, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#21. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 5
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from Columbia, SC
- Net job flow: 6 to Columbia, SC
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#20. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 27
--- #66 (tie) most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 15 to Greenville, NC
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 9
--- #218 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 3 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#18. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 11
--- #167 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#17. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 25
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Net job flow: 11 to Greenville, NC

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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 29
--- #148 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 13 to Greenville, NC
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#15. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 40
--- #45 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 17 to Greenville, NC
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#14. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 21
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Burlington, NC
- Net job flow: 3 to Burlington, NC
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#13. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 19
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 5 to Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
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#12. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 36
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 19
--- #18 (tie) most common destination from Asheville, NC
- Net job flow: 17 to Asheville, NC

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#11. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 43
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 52
--- #15 most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Greenville, NC
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#10. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 70
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 58
--- #6 most common destination from Jacksonville, NC
- Net job flow: 12 to Jacksonville, NC
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#9. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Goldsboro, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 75
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Goldsboro, NC in Q1 2021: 76
--- #3 most common destination from Goldsboro, NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Greenville, NC
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#8. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Fayetteville, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 82
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Fayetteville, NC in Q1 2021: 82
--- #8 most common destination from Fayetteville, NC
- Net job flow: 0 to Greenville, NC
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#7. New Bern, NC

- Started a new job in New Bern, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 91
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from New Bern, NC in Q1 2021: 86
--- #2 most common destination from New Bern, NC
- Net job flow: 5 to New Bern, NC

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#6. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 92
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Wilmington, NC in Q1 2021: 75
--- #9 most common destination from Wilmington, NC
- Net job flow: 17 to Wilmington, NC
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#5. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 109
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 96
--- #13 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 13 to Greensboro-High Point, NC
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#4. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 110
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 94
--- #12 most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 16 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#3. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 150
--- 7.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Rocky Mount, NC in Q1 2021: 156
--- #3 most common destination from Rocky Mount, NC
- Net job flow: 6 to Greenville, NC
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 351
--- 16.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 216
--- #19 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 135 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#1. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 547
--- 25.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 404
--- #7 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 143 to Raleigh-Cary, NC

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