Metros where people in Hickory are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Hickory 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 12
--- #191 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 2 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#26. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 6
--- #158 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 4 to Jacksonville, FL
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#25. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 4
--- #151 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 7 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#24. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 8
--- #144 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 3 to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
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#23. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 0 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

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

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #187 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#21. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Spartanburg, SC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Spartanburg, SC in Q1 2021: 15
--- #27 (tie) most common destination from Spartanburg, SC
- Net job flow: 3 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#20. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 7
--- #189 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 7 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#19. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 17
--- #155 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 2 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#18. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 5
--- #53 most common destination from Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Net job flow: 10 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC

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#17. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 16
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Jacksonville, NC
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#16. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Rocky Mount, NC in Q1 2021: 17
--- #17 most common destination from Rocky Mount, NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Rocky Mount, NC
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#15. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Goldsboro, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Goldsboro, NC in Q1 2021: 20
--- #12 most common destination from Goldsboro, NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#14. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 14
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Greenville, NC
- Net job flow: 11 to Greenville, 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- #24 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

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#12. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 21
--- #34 most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 9 to Greenville-Anderson, SC
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#11. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 23
--- #34 most common destination from Columbia, SC
- Net job flow: 8 to Columbia, SC
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#10. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 37
--- #7 most common destination from Burlington, NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 37
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 31
--- #119 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 6 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#8. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 57
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Wilmington, NC in Q1 2021: 66
--- #12 most common destination from Wilmington, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

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#7. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Fayetteville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 67
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Fayetteville, NC in Q1 2021: 76
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Fayetteville, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#6. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 107
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 108
--- #13 most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#5. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 240
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 267
--- #3 most common destination from Asheville, NC
- Net job flow: 27 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#4. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 260
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 269
--- #7 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
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#3. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 260
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 285
--- #5 most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 25 to Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

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#2. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 373
--- 9.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 353
--- #12 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 20 to Raleigh-Cary, NC
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 1,702
--- 45.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 1,701
--- #4 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 1 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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