People from these metros are finding new jobs in Wilmington

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

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 Wilmington, 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 Wilmington, NC in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Miami in Q1 2021: 27
--- #150 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Wilmington
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 30
--- #113 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Atlanta
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#18. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Burlington in Q1 2021: 41
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Burlington
- Started a new job in Burlington from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Wilmington
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#17. Goldsboro, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Goldsboro in Q1 2021: 42
--- #10 most common destination from Goldsboro
- Started a new job in Goldsboro from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 42
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Wilmington
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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Washington in Q1 2021: 48
--- #104 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Wilmington

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#15. Rocky Mount, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Rocky Mount in Q1 2021: 48
--- #10 most common destination from Rocky Mount
- Started a new job in Rocky Mount from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Wilmington
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#14. New Bern, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from New Bern in Q1 2021: 51
--- #8 most common destination from New Bern
- Started a new job in New Bern from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 44
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Wilmington
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#13. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Hickory in Q1 2021: 57
--- #10 most common destination from Hickory
- Started a new job in Hickory from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 66
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Hickory
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Wilmington from New York in Q1 2021: 58
--- #125 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Wilmington
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#11. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Asheville in Q1 2021: 69
--- #12 most common destination from Asheville
- Started a new job in Asheville from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 76
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Asheville

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#10. Greenville, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Greenville in Q1 2021: 92
--- #11 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 75
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Wilmington
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#9. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Winston in Q1 2021: 105
--- #11 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 134
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Winston
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#8. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 165
--- #12 most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 148
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Wilmington
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#7. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Durham in Q1 2021: 169
--- #11 most common destination from Durham
- Started a new job in Durham from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 161
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Wilmington
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#6. Fayetteville, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Fayetteville in Q1 2021: 178
--- #8 most common destination from Fayetteville
- Started a new job in Fayetteville from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 159
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Wilmington

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#5. Jacksonville, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Jacksonville in Q1 2021: 183
--- #4 most common destination from Jacksonville
- Started a new job in Jacksonville from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 183
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Wilmington
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#4. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 296
--- #7 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 277
--- 6.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Wilmington
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Non in Q1 2021: 538
--- #11 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 524
--- 12.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Wilmington
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 603
--- #15 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 541
--- 13.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Wilmington
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#1. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Wilmington from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 618
--- #8 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Wilmington in Q1 2021: 724
--- 17.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 106 to Raleigh

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