People from these metros are finding new jobs in Rocky Mount

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

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 Rocky Mount, 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 Rocky Mount, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 13
--- #34 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Myrtle Beach
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 14
--- #278 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rocky Mount
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#18. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Hickory in Q1 2021: 18
--- #21 (tie) most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Rocky Mount
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Washington in Q1 2021: 21
--- #191 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Rocky Mount
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#16. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Asheville in Q1 2021: 22
--- #33 most common destination from Asheville
- Started a new job in Asheville from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Rocky Mount

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#15. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 24
--- #73 most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Rocky Mount
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#14. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from New York in Q1 2021: 25
--- #233 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Rocky Mount
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#13. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Burlington in Q1 2021: 27
--- #15 most common destination from Burlington
- Started a new job in Burlington from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Rocky Mount
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#12. New Bern, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from New Bern in Q1 2021: 28
--- #11 most common destination from New Bern
- Started a new job in New Bern from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Rocky Mount
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#11. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 29
--- #14 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Rocky Mount

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#10. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Goldsboro in Q1 2021: 37
--- #9 most common destination from Goldsboro
- Started a new job in Goldsboro from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 43
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Goldsboro
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#9. Wilmington, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 43
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Wilmington
- Started a new job in Wilmington from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 48
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Wilmington
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#8. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Winston in Q1 2021: 52
--- #16 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 55
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Winston
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#7. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 66
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 67
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Fayetteville
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#6. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 101
--- #16 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 87
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Rocky Mount

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#5. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Durham in Q1 2021: 121
--- #13 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 115
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Rocky Mount
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#4. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Greenville in Q1 2021: 150
--- #5 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 156
--- 7.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Greenville
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#3. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 203
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 260
--- 12.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Charlotte
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#2. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 432
--- #10 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 461
--- 21.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Raleigh
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Non in Q1 2021: 451
--- #12 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 452
--- 21.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Non

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