People from these metros are finding new jobs in Charleston, South Carolina

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Charleston, South Carolina

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 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 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 Charleston-North Charleston, SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Non in Q1 2021: 54
--- #31 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charleston in Q1 2021: 65
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Non
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Charleston from Chicago in Q1 2021: 58
--- #137 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Charleston in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Charleston
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#18. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Charleston from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 60
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Charleston in Q1 2021: 41
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Charleston
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#17. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Charleston from Boston in Q1 2021: 66
--- #71 (tie) most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Charleston in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Charleston
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#16. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Savannah in Q1 2021: 67
--- #16 most common destination from Savannah
- Started a new job in Savannah from Charleston in Q1 2021: 68
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Savannah

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

- Started a new job in Charleston from Miami in Q1 2021: 68
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Charleston in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Charleston
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#14. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 92
--- #31 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Charleston in Q1 2021: 90
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Charleston
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Washington in Q1 2021: 121
--- #47 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Charleston in Q1 2021: 96
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Charleston
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#12. Sumter, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Sumter in Q1 2021: 173
--- #3 most common destination from Sumter
- Started a new job in Sumter from Charleston in Q1 2021: 181
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Sumter
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Charleston from New York in Q1 2021: 189
--- #73 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Charleston in Q1 2021: 77
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 112 to Charleston

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#10. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Augusta in Q1 2021: 214
--- #8 most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Charleston in Q1 2021: 241
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Augusta
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 219
--- #37 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Charleston in Q1 2021: 220
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Atlanta
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#8. Florence, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Florence in Q1 2021: 329
--- #5 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Charleston in Q1 2021: 318
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Charleston
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#7. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Hilton Head Island in Q1 2021: 343
--- #2 most common destination from Hilton Head Island
- Started a new job in Hilton Head Island from Charleston in Q1 2021: 382
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Hilton Head Island
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#6. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Spartanburg in Q1 2021: 397
--- #6 most common destination from Spartanburg
- Started a new job in Spartanburg from Charleston in Q1 2021: 349
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Charleston

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

- Started a new job in Charleston from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 515
--- #2 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Charleston in Q1 2021: 543
--- 5.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Myrtle Beach
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#4. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 732
--- #13 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Charleston in Q1 2021: 700
--- 7.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Charleston
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Non in Q1 2021: 754
--- #4 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charleston in Q1 2021: 801
--- 8.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 47 to Non
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#2. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Greenville in Q1 2021: 1,482
--- #5 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Charleston in Q1 2021: 1,281
--- 13.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 201 to Charleston
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#1. Columbia, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston from Columbia in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- #3 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from Charleston in Q1 2021: 1,719
--- 18.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Columbia

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