People from these metros are finding new jobs in Raleigh

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

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 Raleigh-Cary, 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 Raleigh-Cary, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 151
--- #57 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Raleigh
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#19. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 169
--- #12 most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 129
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Raleigh
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 178
--- #39 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 213
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Atlanta
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#17. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 223
--- #10 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 154
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Raleigh
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#16. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 226
--- #3 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 208
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Raleigh

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#15. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Goldsboro in Q1 2021: 320
--- #3 most common destination from Goldsboro
- Started a new job in Goldsboro from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 258
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Raleigh
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Washington in Q1 2021: 355
--- #25 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 227
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 128 to Raleigh
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#13. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Hickory in Q1 2021: 373
--- #4 most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 353
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Raleigh
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#12. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Burlington in Q1 2021: 401
--- #4 most common destination from Burlington
- Started a new job in Burlington from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 377
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Raleigh
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#11. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Asheville in Q1 2021: 457
--- #4 most common destination from Asheville
- Started a new job in Asheville from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 427
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Raleigh

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

- Started a new job in Raleigh from New York in Q1 2021: 458
--- #42 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 209
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 249 to Raleigh
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#9. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 461
--- #3 most common destination from Rocky Mount
- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 432
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Raleigh
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#8. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Greenville in Q1 2021: 547
--- #3 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 404
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 143 to Raleigh
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#7. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 724
--- #2 most common destination from Wilmington
- Started a new job in Wilmington from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 618
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 106 to Raleigh
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#6. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Winston in Q1 2021: 954
--- #5 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 847
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 107 to Raleigh

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#5. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 1,069
--- #3 most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 914
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 155 to Raleigh
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#4. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 1,648
--- #4 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 1,493
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 155 to Raleigh
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Non in Q1 2021: 2,722
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 2,412
--- 10.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 310 to Raleigh
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#2. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Durham in Q1 2021: 3,147
--- #1 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 3,588
--- 15.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 441 to Durham
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Raleigh from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 4,562
--- #2 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 4,631
--- 19.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Charlotte

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