People from these metros are finding new jobs in Altoona

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

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 Altoona, PA 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 Altoona, PA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Altoona from Weirton in Q1 2021: 10
--- #83 (tie) most common destination from Weirton
- Started a new job in Weirton from Altoona in Q1 2021: 1
--- 0.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Altoona
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#19. Non-metropolitan area(s), WV

- Started a new job in Altoona from Non in Q1 2021: 10
--- #306 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Altoona in Q1 2021: 0
--- 0.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Altoona
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#18. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Altoona from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 11
--- #140 most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Altoona in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Altoona
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#17. Lebanon, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Lebanon in Q1 2021: 12
--- #24 (tie) most common destination from Lebanon
- Started a new job in Lebanon from Altoona in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Altoona
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#16. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Reading in Q1 2021: 18
--- #26 most common destination from Reading
- Started a new job in Reading from Altoona in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Altoona

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

- Started a new job in Altoona from New York in Q1 2021: 19
--- #181 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Altoona in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Altoona
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#14. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Chambersburg in Q1 2021: 20
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Chambersburg
- Started a new job in Chambersburg from Altoona in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Altoona
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#13. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Erie in Q1 2021: 21
--- #16 most common destination from Erie
- Started a new job in Erie from Altoona in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Altoona
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#12. Williamsport, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Williamsport in Q1 2021: 23
--- #13 (tie) most common destination from Williamsport
- Started a new job in Williamsport from Altoona in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Altoona
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#11. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Altoona from Allentown in Q1 2021: 24
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Allentown
- Started a new job in Allentown from Altoona in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Allentown

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

- Started a new job in Altoona from Washington in Q1 2021: 25
--- #137 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Altoona in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Altoona
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#9. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Scranton in Q1 2021: 28
--- #17 most common destination from Scranton
- Started a new job in Scranton from Altoona in Q1 2021: 35
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Scranton
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#8. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Lancaster in Q1 2021: 33
--- #20 most common destination from Lancaster
- Started a new job in Lancaster from Altoona in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Altoona
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#7. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from York in Q1 2021: 43
--- #16 most common destination from York
- Started a new job in York from Altoona in Q1 2021: 42
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Altoona
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#6. State College, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from State College in Q1 2021: 71
--- #6 most common destination from State College
- Started a new job in State College from Altoona in Q1 2021: 80
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to State College

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#5. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Harrisburg in Q1 2021: 79
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Harrisburg
- Started a new job in Harrisburg from Altoona in Q1 2021: 76
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Altoona
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#4. Johnstown, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Johnstown in Q1 2021: 144
--- #4 most common destination from Johnstown
- Started a new job in Johnstown from Altoona in Q1 2021: 100
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 44 to Altoona
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#3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Altoona from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 151
--- #36 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Altoona in Q1 2021: 126
--- 8.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Altoona
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Non in Q1 2021: 248
--- #8 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Altoona in Q1 2021: 285
--- 19.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Non
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#1. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 302
--- #11 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Altoona in Q1 2021: 279
--- 18.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Altoona

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