Metros where people in Altoona are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Altoona 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 Altoona, PA 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 Altoona, PA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 6
--- #98 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 4 to Columbus, OH
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#19. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Reading, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 11
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Reading, PA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #24 most common destination from Reading, PA
- Net job flow: 7 to Altoona, PA
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 7
--- #187 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 6 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#17. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA in Q1 2021: 20
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
- Net job flow: 7 to Altoona, PA
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#16. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #25 (tie) most common destination from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Net job flow: 5 to Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

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#15. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q1 2021: 19
--- #179 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Altoona, PA
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#14. Burlington, NC

- Started a new job in Burlington, NC from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Burlington, NC in Q1 2021: 0
--- #17 most common destination from Burlington, NC
- Net job flow: 14 to Burlington, NC
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#13. Winchester, VA-WV

- Started a new job in Winchester, VA-WV from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 15
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Winchester, VA-WV in Q1 2021: 1
--- #17 most common destination from Winchester, VA-WV
- Net job flow: 14 to Winchester, VA-WV
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 25
--- #135 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 6 to Altoona, PA
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#11. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Erie, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Erie, PA in Q1 2021: 21
--- #14 most common destination from Erie, PA
- Net job flow: 2 to Altoona, PA

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#10. Williamsport, PA

- Started a new job in Williamsport, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Williamsport, PA in Q1 2021: 23
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Williamsport, PA
- Net job flow: 4 to Altoona, PA
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#9. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Lancaster, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 24
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Lancaster, PA in Q1 2021: 33
--- #18 most common destination from Lancaster, PA
- Net job flow: 9 to Altoona, PA
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#8. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 27
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q1 2021: 24
--- #21 (tie) most common destination from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Net job flow: 3 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#7. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 35
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q1 2021: 28
--- #15 most common destination from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Net job flow: 7 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#6. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in York-Hanover, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 42
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from York-Hanover, PA in Q1 2021: 43
--- #14 most common destination from York-Hanover, PA
- Net job flow: 1 to Altoona, PA

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#5. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 76
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA in Q1 2021: 79
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
- Net job flow: 3 to Altoona, PA
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#4. State College, PA

- Started a new job in State College, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 80
--- 7.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from State College, PA in Q1 2021: 71
--- #4 most common destination from State College, PA
- Net job flow: 9 to State College, PA
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#3. Johnstown, PA

- Started a new job in Johnstown, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 100
--- 9.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Johnstown, PA in Q1 2021: 144
--- #2 most common destination from Johnstown, PA
- Net job flow: 44 to Altoona, PA
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#2. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 126
--- 11.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 151
--- #34 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 25 to Altoona, PA
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#1. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Altoona, PA in Q1 2021: 279
--- 25.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 302
--- #9 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 23 to Altoona, PA

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