People from these metros are finding new jobs in Columbia

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

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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Winston-Salem, NC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Winston in Q1 2021: 59
--- #23 most common destination from Winston
- Started a new job in Winston from Columbia in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Columbia
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#19. Savannah, GA

- Started a new job in Columbia from Savannah in Q1 2021: 61
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Savannah
- Started a new job in Savannah from Columbia in Q1 2021: 58
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Columbia
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#18. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Columbia from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 66
--- #77 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Columbia in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Columbia
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#17. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Columbia from Chicago in Q1 2021: 79
--- #145 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Columbia in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 58 to Columbia
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#16. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Columbia from Miami in Q1 2021: 89
--- #72 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Columbia in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Columbia

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

- Started a new job in Columbia from Non in Q1 2021: 96
--- #25 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Columbia in Q1 2021: 108
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Non
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Columbia from Washington in Q1 2021: 104
--- #60 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Columbia in Q1 2021: 73
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 31 to Columbia
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#13. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 117
--- #28 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Columbia in Q1 2021: 113
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Columbia
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Columbia from New York in Q1 2021: 136
--- #83 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Columbia in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 81 to Columbia
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#11. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Columbia from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 253
--- #33 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Columbia in Q1 2021: 247
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Columbia

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#10. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Hilton Head Island in Q1 2021: 262
--- #3 most common destination from Hilton Head Island
- Started a new job in Hilton Head Island from Columbia in Q1 2021: 261
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Columbia
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#9. Sumter, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Sumter in Q1 2021: 379
--- #2 most common destination from Sumter
- Started a new job in Sumter from Columbia in Q1 2021: 442
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 63 to Sumter
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#8. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Augusta in Q1 2021: 449
--- #4 most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Columbia in Q1 2021: 528
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 79 to Augusta
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#7. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Myrtle Beach in Q1 2021: 456
--- #3 most common destination from Myrtle Beach
- Started a new job in Myrtle Beach from Columbia in Q1 2021: 522
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 66 to Myrtle Beach
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#6. Florence, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Florence in Q1 2021: 648
--- #2 most common destination from Florence
- Started a new job in Florence from Columbia in Q1 2021: 566
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Columbia

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#5. Spartanburg, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Spartanburg in Q1 2021: 733
--- #3 most common destination from Spartanburg
- Started a new job in Spartanburg from Columbia in Q1 2021: 682
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 51 to Columbia
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#4. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 1,320
--- #9 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Columbia in Q1 2021: 1,293
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Columbia
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Non in Q1 2021: 1,420
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Columbia in Q1 2021: 1,365
--- 10.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Columbia
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#2. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Charleston in Q1 2021: 1,719
--- #2 most common destination from Charleston
- Started a new job in Charleston from Columbia in Q1 2021: 1,693
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Columbia
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#1. Greenville-Anderson, SC

- Started a new job in Columbia from Greenville in Q1 2021: 2,753
--- #2 most common destination from Greenville
- Started a new job in Greenville from Columbia in Q1 2021: 2,401
--- 18.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 352 to Columbia

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