People from these metros are finding new jobs in Philadelphia

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

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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Ocean City, NJ

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Ocean City in Q1 2021: 229
--- #2 most common destination from Ocean City
- Started a new job in Ocean City from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 163
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 66 to Philadelphia
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#19. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Miami in Q1 2021: 243
--- #23 most common destination from Miami
- Started a new job in Miami from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 392
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 149 to Miami
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#18. East Stroudsburg, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from East Stroudsburg in Q1 2021: 293
--- #3 most common destination from East Stroudsburg
- Started a new job in East Stroudsburg from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 296
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to East Stroudsburg
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#17. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Boston in Q1 2021: 308
--- #14 most common destination from Boston
- Started a new job in Boston from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 280
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Philadelphia
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#16. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Vineland in Q1 2021: 605
--- #2 most common destination from Vineland
- Started a new job in Vineland from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 612
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Vineland

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#15. Salisbury, MD-DE

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Salisbury in Q1 2021: 644
--- #2 most common destination from Salisbury
- Started a new job in Salisbury from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 708
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 64 to Salisbury
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#14. Dover, DE

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Dover in Q1 2021: 781
--- #1 most common destination from Dover
- Started a new job in Dover from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 829
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 48 to Dover
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#13. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Atlantic City in Q1 2021: 785
--- #3 most common destination from Atlantic City
- Started a new job in Atlantic City from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 666
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 119 to Philadelphia
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#12. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from York in Q1 2021: 862
--- #3 most common destination from York
- Started a new job in York from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 855
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Philadelphia
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#11. Non-metropolitan area(s), PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Non in Q1 2021: 1,007
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 986
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Philadelphia

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

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Washington in Q1 2021: 1,074
--- #7 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 967
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia
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#9. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Scranton in Q1 2021: 1,109
--- #2 most common destination from Scranton
- Started a new job in Scranton from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 1,106
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Philadelphia
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#8. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 1,303
--- #3 most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 1,205
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 98 to Philadelphia
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#7. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Reading in Q1 2021: 1,344
--- #2 most common destination from Reading
- Started a new job in Reading from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 1,397
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 53 to Reading
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#6. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Lancaster in Q1 2021: 1,384
--- #2 most common destination from Lancaster
- Started a new job in Lancaster from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 1,495
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 111 to Lancaster

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#5. Trenton-Princeton, NJ

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Trenton in Q1 2021: 1,558
--- #2 most common destination from Trenton
- Started a new job in Trenton from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 1,536
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Philadelphia
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#4. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Harrisburg in Q1 2021: 1,757
--- #2 most common destination from Harrisburg
- Started a new job in Harrisburg from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 1,691
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 66 to Philadelphia
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#3. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Allentown in Q1 2021: 3,015
--- #2 most common destination from Allentown
- Started a new job in Allentown from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 2,908
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 107 to Philadelphia
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#2. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 3,135
--- #2 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 3,099
--- 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Philadelphia
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Philadelphia from New York in Q1 2021: 9,695
--- #2 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 9,377
--- 24.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 318 to Philadelphia

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