People from these metros are finding new jobs in Chattanooga

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

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 Chattanooga, TN-GA 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 Chattanooga, TN-GA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 53
--- #76 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 37
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Chattanooga
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#19. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Birmingham in Q1 2021: 55
--- #20 most common destination from Birmingham
- Started a new job in Birmingham from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Birmingham
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Dallas in Q1 2021: 58
--- #105 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 58
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Chattanooga
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Tampa in Q1 2021: 60
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Chattanooga
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#16. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Non in Q1 2021: 60
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 18
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Chattanooga

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

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Miami in Q1 2021: 65
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Chattanooga
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Chicago in Q1 2021: 72
--- #167 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 56 to Chattanooga
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#13. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Kingsport in Q1 2021: 72
--- #8 most common destination from Kingsport
- Started a new job in Kingsport from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 112
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Kingsport
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#12. Clarksville, TN-KY

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Clarksville in Q1 2021: 72
--- #9 most common destination from Clarksville
- Started a new job in Clarksville from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 63
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Chattanooga
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#11. Jackson, TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Jackson in Q1 2021: 75
--- #5 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 83
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Jackson

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#10. Johnson City, TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Johnson City in Q1 2021: 93
--- #7 most common destination from Johnson City
- Started a new job in Johnson City from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 77
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Chattanooga
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#9. Non-metropolitan area(s), AL

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Non in Q1 2021: 103
--- #17 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 105
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Non
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#8. Morristown, TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Morristown in Q1 2021: 109
--- #7 most common destination from Morristown
- Started a new job in Morristown from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 86
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Chattanooga
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#7. Non-metropolitan area(s), GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Non in Q1 2021: 230
--- #16 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 176
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to Chattanooga
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#6. Dalton, GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Dalton in Q1 2021: 357
--- #4 most common destination from Dalton
- Started a new job in Dalton from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 308
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 49 to Chattanooga

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#5. Cleveland, TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Cleveland in Q1 2021: 516
--- #2 most common destination from Cleveland
- Started a new job in Cleveland from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 447
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Chattanooga
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#4. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 710
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 779
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 69 to Atlanta
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#3. Knoxville, TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 770
--- #4 most common destination from Knoxville
- Started a new job in Knoxville from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 807
--- 10.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Knoxville
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Non in Q1 2021: 852
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 857
--- 10.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Non
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#1. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Nashville in Q1 2021: 1,639
--- #4 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 1,520
--- 19.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 119 to Chattanooga

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