People from these metros are finding new jobs in Columbus

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Columbus

Jobs have long been one of the main reasons people move. But with the rise of remote working—pushed to greater heights by the COVID-19 pandemic—some people work for employers in new cities and states without ever leaving their original home. And sometimes a job in a new city or state is as simple as staying put but commuting to a new job that’s technically across state lines or in a different city than where you live. Still, with the majority of workers in America going into a physical building to work, many continue to move to new areas for new jobs. Seeing where people are coming from for new jobs—either physically or remotely—in a metro sheds light on an area’s job market. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Columbus, OH using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job in Columbus, OH in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Wheeling in Q2 2020: 92
--- #6 most common destination from Wheeling
- Started a new job in Wheeling from Columbus in Q2 2020: 76
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Columbus
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#19. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Columbus from Louisville/Jefferson County in Q2 2020: 97
--- #15 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County
- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County from Columbus in Q2 2020: 122
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Louisville/Jefferson County
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#18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Atlanta in Q2 2020: 102
--- #48 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Columbus in Q2 2020: 117
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Atlanta
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#17. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Huntington in Q2 2020: 109
--- #6 most common destination from Huntington
- Started a new job in Huntington from Columbus in Q2 2020: 115
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Huntington
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#16. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Columbus from Indianapolis in Q2 2020: 112
--- #23 most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Columbus in Q2 2020: 110
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Columbus
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#15. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Pittsburgh in Q2 2020: 128
--- #21 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Columbus in Q2 2020: 114
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Columbus
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#14. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Columbus from Detroit in Q2 2020: 140
--- #20 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Columbus in Q2 2020: 134
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Columbus
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Columbus from New York in Q2 2020: 162
--- #59 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Columbus in Q2 2020: 90
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 72 to Columbus
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Columbus from Chicago in Q2 2020: 167
--- #42 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Columbus in Q2 2020: 186
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Chicago
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#11. Lima, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Lima in Q2 2020: 223
--- #3 most common destination from Lima
- Started a new job in Lima from Columbus in Q2 2020: 196
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Columbus
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#10. Mansfield, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Mansfield in Q2 2020: 300
--- #3 most common destination from Mansfield
- Started a new job in Mansfield from Columbus in Q2 2020: 262
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to Columbus
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#9. Springfield, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Springfield in Q2 2020: 349
--- #3 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Columbus in Q2 2020: 277
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 72 to Columbus
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#8. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Columbus from Youngstown in Q2 2020: 395
--- #6 most common destination from Youngstown
- Started a new job in Youngstown from Columbus in Q2 2020: 313
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Columbus
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#7. Canton-Massillon, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Canton in Q2 2020: 460
--- #5 most common destination from Canton
- Started a new job in Canton from Columbus in Q2 2020: 428
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Columbus
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#6. Akron, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Akron in Q2 2020: 947
--- #3 most common destination from Akron
- Started a new job in Akron from Columbus in Q2 2020: 899
--- 4.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Columbus
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#5. Toledo, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Toledo in Q2 2020: 963
--- #3 most common destination from Toledo
- Started a new job in Toledo from Columbus in Q2 2020: 822
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 141 to Columbus
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#4. Dayton-Kettering, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Dayton in Q2 2020: 1,654
--- #3 most common destination from Dayton
- Started a new job in Dayton from Columbus in Q2 2020: 1,566
--- 8.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 88 to Columbus
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#3. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Cleveland in Q2 2020: 2,860
--- #3 most common destination from Cleveland
- Started a new job in Cleveland from Columbus in Q2 2020: 2,679
--- 13.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 181 to Columbus
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#2. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Columbus from Cincinnati in Q2 2020: 3,263
--- #2 most common destination from Cincinnati
- Started a new job in Cincinnati from Columbus in Q2 2020: 3,221
--- 16.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Columbus
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#1. Not in metropolitan area, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 3,803
--- #2 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Columbus in Q2 2020: 3,495
--- 18.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 308 to Columbus

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