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

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

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

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #195 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 0 to Jacksonville, NC
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#17. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 17
--- #66 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Jacksonville, NC
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#16. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 16
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC in Q1 2021: 17
--- #21 most common destination from Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Jacksonville, NC
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#15. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 22
--- #33 (tie) most common destination from Asheville, NC
- Net job flow: 4 to Jacksonville, NC
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#14. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 24
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Burlington, NC
- Net job flow: 6 to Jacksonville, NC

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

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 28
--- #125 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 6 to Jacksonville, NC
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#12. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Rocky Mount, NC in Q1 2021: 29
--- #10 most common destination from Rocky Mount, NC
- Net job flow: 0 to Jacksonville, NC
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#11. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Goldsboro, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Goldsboro, NC in Q1 2021: 36
--- #10 most common destination from Goldsboro, NC
- Net job flow: 5 to Jacksonville, NC
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#10. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 34
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 33
--- #22 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 1 to Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
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#9. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 40
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 32
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 8 to Winston-Salem, NC

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#8. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Greenville, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 58
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Greenville, NC in Q1 2021: 70
--- #10 most common destination from Greenville, NC
- Net job flow: 12 to Jacksonville, NC
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#7. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 65
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 63
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#6. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 70
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 61
--- #15 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Greensboro-High Point, NC
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#5. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Fayetteville, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 82
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Fayetteville, NC in Q1 2021: 90
--- #8 most common destination from Fayetteville, NC
- Net job flow: 8 to Jacksonville, NC
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#4. New Bern, NC

- Started a new job in New Bern, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 84
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from New Bern, NC in Q1 2021: 99
--- #3 most common destination from New Bern, NC
- Net job flow: 15 to Jacksonville, NC

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#3. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 178
--- 12.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 164
--- #29 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 14 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#2. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 183
--- 12.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Wilmington, NC in Q1 2021: 183
--- #4 most common destination from Wilmington, NC
- Net job flow: 0 to Jacksonville, NC
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#1. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Jacksonville, NC in Q1 2021: 226
--- 15.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Jacksonville, NC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 208
--- #15 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 18 to Raleigh-Cary, NC

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