People from these metros are finding new jobs in Allentown

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

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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. State College, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from State College in Q1 2021: 31
--- #7 most common destination from State College
- Started a new job in State College from Allentown in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to State College
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#19. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Allentown from Boston in Q1 2021: 34
--- #63 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Allentown in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Boston
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#18. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Erie in Q1 2021: 36
--- #8 most common destination from Erie
- Started a new job in Erie from Allentown in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Erie
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#17. Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Bloomsburg in Q1 2021: 50
--- #8 most common destination from Bloomsburg
- Started a new job in Bloomsburg from Allentown in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Allentown
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#16. Williamsport, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Williamsport in Q1 2021: 55
--- #7 most common destination from Williamsport
- Started a new job in Williamsport from Allentown in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Allentown

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

- Started a new job in Allentown from Washington in Q1 2021: 61
--- #69 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Allentown in Q1 2021: 57
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Allentown
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#14. Trenton-Princeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Allentown from Trenton in Q1 2021: 67
--- #5 most common destination from Trenton
- Started a new job in Trenton from Allentown in Q1 2021: 69
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Trenton
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#13. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Allentown from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 78
--- #37 most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Allentown in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Allentown
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#12. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Chambersburg in Q1 2021: 79
--- #9 most common destination from Chambersburg
- Started a new job in Chambersburg from Allentown in Q1 2021: 85
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Chambersburg
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#11. Lebanon, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Lebanon in Q1 2021: 89
--- #6 most common destination from Lebanon
- Started a new job in Lebanon from Allentown in Q1 2021: 107
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Lebanon

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#10. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from York in Q1 2021: 291
--- #6 most common destination from York
- Started a new job in York from Allentown in Q1 2021: 327
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to York
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#9. East Stroudsburg, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from East Stroudsburg in Q1 2021: 312
--- #2 most common destination from East Stroudsburg
- Started a new job in East Stroudsburg from Allentown in Q1 2021: 298
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Allentown
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#8. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Lancaster in Q1 2021: 323
--- #6 most common destination from Lancaster
- Started a new job in Lancaster from Allentown in Q1 2021: 377
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 54 to Lancaster
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#7. Non-metropolitan area(s), PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Non in Q1 2021: 504
--- #6 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Allentown in Q1 2021: 364
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 140 to Allentown
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#6. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 531
--- #7 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Allentown in Q1 2021: 478
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 53 to Allentown

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#5. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Reading in Q1 2021: 570
--- #3 most common destination from Reading
- Started a new job in Reading from Allentown in Q1 2021: 538
--- 5.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 32 to Allentown
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#4. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Harrisburg in Q1 2021: 578
--- #7 most common destination from Harrisburg
- Started a new job in Harrisburg from Allentown in Q1 2021: 542
--- 5.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Allentown
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#3. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from Scranton in Q1 2021: 644
--- #3 most common destination from Scranton
- Started a new job in Scranton from Allentown in Q1 2021: 710
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 66 to Scranton
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#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Allentown from New York in Q1 2021: 1,149
--- #15 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Allentown in Q1 2021: 943
--- 10.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 206 to Allentown
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Allentown from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 2,908
--- #4 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Allentown in Q1 2021: 3,015
--- 32.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia

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