Metros where people in Scranton are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Scranton are getting new jobs

A metro’s job market has a big impact on whether people stay in a good job or leave for greener pastures where jobs may be more plentiful or where workers can find specific jobs in their industries. Areas with growing job markets like many spots in Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA found new jobs using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in the second quarter of 2020.
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#20. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA in Q2 2020: 15
--- #18 most common destination from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
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#19. Altoona, PA

- Started a new job in Altoona, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Altoona, PA in Q2 2020: 24
--- #8 most common destination from Altoona, PA
- Net job flow: 3 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#18. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Erie, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Erie, PA in Q2 2020: 30
--- #9 most common destination from Erie, PA
- Net job flow: 9 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#17. Binghamton, NY

- Started a new job in Binghamton, NY from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 26
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Binghamton, NY in Q2 2020: 24
--- #11 most common destination from Binghamton, NY
- Net job flow: 2 to Binghamton, NY
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#16. State College, PA

- Started a new job in State College, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 29
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from State College, PA in Q2 2020: 46
--- #5 (tie) most common destination from State College, PA
- Net job flow: 17 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#15. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 34
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q2 2020: 22
--- #45 most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 12 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 39
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q2 2020: 25
--- #88 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 14 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#13. Lebanon, PA

- Started a new job in Lebanon, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 43
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Lebanon, PA in Q2 2020: 49
--- #9 most common destination from Lebanon, PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#12. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 45
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA in Q2 2020: 36
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
- Net job flow: 9 to Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
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#11. Williamsport, PA

- Started a new job in Williamsport, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 54
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Williamsport, PA in Q2 2020: 70
--- #4 most common destination from Williamsport, PA
- Net job flow: 16 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#10. Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

- Started a new job in Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 129
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA in Q2 2020: 133
--- #1 most common destination from Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA
- Net job flow: 4 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#9. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Reading, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 137
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Reading, PA in Q2 2020: 156
--- #7 most common destination from Reading, PA
- Net job flow: 19 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#8. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Lancaster, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 139
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Lancaster, PA in Q2 2020: 145
--- #8 most common destination from Lancaster, PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#7. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in York-Hanover, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 143
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from York-Hanover, PA in Q2 2020: 162
--- #9 most common destination from York-Hanover, PA
- Net job flow: 19 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#6. East Stroudsburg, PA

- Started a new job in East Stroudsburg, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 155
--- 4.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from East Stroudsburg, PA in Q2 2020: 162
--- #2 most common destination from East Stroudsburg, PA
- Net job flow: 7 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#5. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 172
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q2 2020: 278
--- #37 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 106 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#4. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 295
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Pittsburgh, PA in Q2 2020: 250
--- #7 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 45 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#3. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 334
--- 8.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA in Q2 2020: 308
--- #6 most common destination from Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
- Net job flow: 26 to Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
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#2. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 609
--- 15.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ in Q2 2020: 572
--- #2 most common destination from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
- Net job flow: 37 to Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q2 2020: 852
--- 22.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q2 2020: 945
--- #9 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 93 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

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