Metros where people in Charleston, South Carolina are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Charleston, South 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 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 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 Charleston-North Charleston, SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 24
--- #68 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 1 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#29. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH in Q1 2021: 66
--- #69 (tie) most common destination from Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
- Net job flow: 40 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#28. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 24
--- #126 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 3 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#27. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 41
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 14 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#26. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 37
--- #30 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC

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#25. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 40
--- #38 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 12 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#24. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 47
--- #63 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 9 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#23. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 30
--- #26 most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 9 to Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 39
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 27
--- #99 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 12 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#21. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 40
--- #61 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 0 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC

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

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 60
--- #72 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 19 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#19. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 68
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 20 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#18. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 46
--- #25 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 5 to Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 52
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 45
--- #59 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 7 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#16. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Savannah, GA from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 68
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Savannah, GA in Q1 2021: 67
--- #14 most common destination from Savannah, GA
- Net job flow: 1 to Savannah, GA

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

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 77
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 189
--- #71 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 112 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 77
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 37
--- #82 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 40 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#13. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 87
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 50
--- #37 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 37 to Jacksonville, FL
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#12. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 90
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 92
--- #29 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 2 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 96
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 121
--- #45 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 25 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC

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#10. Sumter, SC

- Started a new job in Sumter, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 181
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Sumter, SC in Q1 2021: 173
--- #1 most common destination from Sumter, SC
- Net job flow: 8 to Sumter, SC
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 220
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 219
--- #35 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 1 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#8. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 241
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 214
--- #6 most common destination from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Net job flow: 27 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
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#7. Florence, SC

- Started a new job in Florence, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 318
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Florence, SC in Q1 2021: 329
--- #3 most common destination from Florence, SC
- Net job flow: 11 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#6. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Spartanburg, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 349
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Spartanburg, SC in Q1 2021: 397
--- #4 most common destination from Spartanburg, SC
- Net job flow: 48 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC

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#5. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC

- Started a new job in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 382
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC in Q1 2021: 343
--- #0 most common destination from Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC
- Net job flow: 39 to Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC
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#4. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 543
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 515
--- #0 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 28 to Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
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#3. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 700
--- 8.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 732
--- #11 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 32 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#2. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 1,281
--- 16.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 1,482
--- #3 most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 201 to Charleston-North Charleston, SC
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#1. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 1,719
--- 21.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- #1 most common destination from Columbia, SC
- Net job flow: 26 to Columbia, SC

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