People from these metros are finding new jobs in Knoxville

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

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 Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Tampa in Q1 2021: 50
--- #69 most common destination from Tampa
- Started a new job in Tampa from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Knoxville
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Dallas in Q1 2021: 51
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 72
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Dallas
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#18. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Augusta in Q1 2021: 58
--- #46 (tie) most common destination from Augusta
- Started a new job in Augusta from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 45 to Knoxville
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#17. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 58
--- #51 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 79
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Charlotte
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#16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 63
--- #147 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 44 to Knoxville

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#15. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Washington in Q1 2021: 64
--- #67 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 59
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Knoxville
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Miami in Q1 2021: 69
--- #81 (tie) most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Knoxville
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#13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Knoxville from New York in Q1 2021: 69
--- #104 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 40
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Knoxville
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Chicago in Q1 2021: 92
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 57 to Knoxville
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#11. Jackson, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Jackson in Q1 2021: 102
--- #4 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 102
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Knoxville

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#10. Clarksville, TN-KY

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Clarksville in Q1 2021: 137
--- #6 most common destination from Clarksville
- Started a new job in Clarksville from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 98
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Knoxville
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#9. Non-metropolitan area(s), KY

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Non in Q1 2021: 187
--- #17 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 86
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 101 to Knoxville
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#8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 215
--- #45 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 181
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 34 to Knoxville
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#7. Cleveland, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Cleveland in Q1 2021: 254
--- #5 most common destination from Cleveland
- Started a new job in Cleveland from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 225
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Knoxville
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#6. Johnson City, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Johnson City in Q1 2021: 363
--- #5 most common destination from Johnson City
- Started a new job in Johnson City from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 316
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 47 to Knoxville

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#5. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Kingsport in Q1 2021: 380
--- #4 most common destination from Kingsport
- Started a new job in Kingsport from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 375
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Knoxville
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#4. Morristown, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Morristown in Q1 2021: 523
--- #2 most common destination from Morristown
- Started a new job in Morristown from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 490
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Knoxville
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#3. Chattanooga, TN-GA

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Chattanooga in Q1 2021: 807
--- #4 most common destination from Chattanooga
- Started a new job in Chattanooga from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 770
--- 7.6% 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 Knoxville from Non in Q1 2021: 2,203
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 2,122
--- 21.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 81 to Knoxville
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#1. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Knoxville from Nashville in Q1 2021: 2,430
--- #3 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Knoxville in Q1 2021: 2,184
--- 21.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 246 to Knoxville

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