Metros where people in Columbia are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Columbia 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 35
--- #39 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 10 to Columbia, SC
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#29. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 25
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 1 to San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
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#28. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 58
--- #95 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 30 to Columbia, SC
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#27. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 29
--- #116 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 2 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#26. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Winston-Salem, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Winston-Salem, NC in Q1 2021: 59
--- #21 most common destination from Winston-Salem, NC
- Net job flow: 27 to Columbia, SC

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#25. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

- Started a new job in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC in Q1 2021: 46
--- #30 most common destination from Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
- Net job flow: 12 to Columbia, SC
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#24. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 30
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 4 to Richmond, VA
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#23. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

- Started a new job in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL in Q1 2021: 43
--- #71 (tie) most common destination from Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Net job flow: 9 to Columbia, SC
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#22. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Greensboro-High Point, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Greensboro-High Point, NC in Q1 2021: 55
--- #28 most common destination from Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Net job flow: 20 to Columbia, SC
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#21. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 66
--- #75 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 31 to Columbia, SC

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#20. Asheville, NC

- Started a new job in Asheville, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Asheville, NC in Q1 2021: 47
--- #15 most common destination from Asheville, NC
- Net job flow: 7 to Columbia, SC
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 41
--- #97 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Columbia, SC
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#18. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN in Q1 2021: 44
--- #58 (tie) most common destination from Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
- Net job flow: 1 to Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
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#17. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 136
--- #81 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 81 to Columbia, SC
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#16. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 89
--- #70 most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 34 to Columbia, SC

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#15. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Savannah, GA from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 58
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Savannah, GA in Q1 2021: 61
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Savannah, GA
- Net job flow: 3 to Columbia, SC
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 72
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 51
--- #86 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 21 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 73
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 104
--- #58 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 31 to Columbia, SC
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#12. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 74
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 31
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 43 to Jacksonville, FL
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#11. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 113
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 117
--- #26 most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 4 to Columbia, SC

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#10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 247
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 253
--- #31 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 6 to Columbia, SC
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#9. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC

- Started a new job in Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 261
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC in Q1 2021: 262
--- #1 most common destination from Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC
- Net job flow: 1 to Columbia, SC
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#8. Sumter, SC

- Started a new job in Sumter, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 442
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Sumter, SC in Q1 2021: 379
--- #0 most common destination from Sumter, SC
- Net job flow: 63 to Sumter, SC
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#7. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 522
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in Q1 2021: 456
--- #1 most common destination from Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
- Net job flow: 66 to Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
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#6. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 528
--- 5.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC in Q1 2021: 449
--- #2 most common destination from Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
- Net job flow: 79 to Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

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#5. Florence, SC

- Started a new job in Florence, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 566
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Florence, SC in Q1 2021: 648
--- #0 most common destination from Florence, SC
- Net job flow: 82 to Columbia, SC
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#4. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Spartanburg, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 682
--- 6.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Spartanburg, SC in Q1 2021: 733
--- #1 most common destination from Spartanburg, SC
- Net job flow: 51 to Columbia, SC
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#3. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 1,293
--- 12.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 1,320
--- #7 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 27 to Columbia, SC
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#2. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Charleston-North Charleston, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- 16.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Charleston-North Charleston, SC in Q1 2021: 1,719
--- #0 most common destination from Charleston-North Charleston, SC
- Net job flow: 26 to Columbia, SC
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#1. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Greenville-Anderson, SC from Columbia, SC in Q1 2021: 2,401
--- 22.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Columbia, SC from Greenville-Anderson, SC in Q1 2021: 2,753
--- #0 most common destination from Greenville-Anderson, SC
- Net job flow: 352 to Columbia, SC

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