People from these metros are finding new jobs in Scranton

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Scranton

Jobs have long been one of the main reasons people move. But with the rise of remote working—pushed to greater heights by the COVID-19 pandemic—some people work for employers in new cities and states without ever leaving their original home. And sometimes a job in a new city or state is as simple as staying put but commuting to a new job that’s technically across state lines or in a different city than where you live. Still, with the majority of workers in America going into a physical building to work, many continue to move to new areas for new jobs. Seeing where people are coming from for new jobs—either physically or remotely—in a metro sheds light on an area’s job market. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 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 in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Scranton from Baltimore in Q2 2020: 22
--- #47 most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Scranton in Q2 2020: 34
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Baltimore
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#19. Altoona, PA

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

- Started a new job in Scranton from Binghamton in Q2 2020: 24
--- #13 most common destination from Binghamton
- Started a new job in Binghamton from Scranton in Q2 2020: 26
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Binghamton
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Scranton from Washington in Q2 2020: 25
--- #90 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Scranton in Q2 2020: 39
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Washington
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#16. Erie, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Erie in Q2 2020: 30
--- #11 most common destination from Erie
- Started a new job in Erie from Scranton in Q2 2020: 21
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Scranton
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#15. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Chambersburg in Q2 2020: 36
--- #12 (tie) most common destination from Chambersburg
- Started a new job in Chambersburg from Scranton in Q2 2020: 45
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Chambersburg
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#14. State College, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from State College in Q2 2020: 46
--- #7 (tie) most common destination from State College
- Started a new job in State College from Scranton in Q2 2020: 29
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Scranton
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#13. Lebanon, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Lebanon in Q2 2020: 49
--- #11 most common destination from Lebanon
- Started a new job in Lebanon from Scranton in Q2 2020: 43
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Scranton
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#12. Williamsport, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Williamsport in Q2 2020: 70
--- #6 most common destination from Williamsport
- Started a new job in Williamsport from Scranton in Q2 2020: 54
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Scranton
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#11. Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Bloomsburg in Q2 2020: 133
--- #3 most common destination from Bloomsburg
- Started a new job in Bloomsburg from Scranton in Q2 2020: 129
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Scranton
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#10. Lancaster, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Lancaster in Q2 2020: 145
--- #10 most common destination from Lancaster
- Started a new job in Lancaster from Scranton in Q2 2020: 139
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Scranton
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#9. Reading, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Reading in Q2 2020: 156
--- #9 most common destination from Reading
- Started a new job in Reading from Scranton in Q2 2020: 137
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Scranton
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#8. East Stroudsburg, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from East Stroudsburg in Q2 2020: 162
--- #4 most common destination from East Stroudsburg
- Started a new job in East Stroudsburg from Scranton in Q2 2020: 155
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Scranton
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#7. York-Hanover, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from York in Q2 2020: 162
--- #11 most common destination from York
- Started a new job in York from Scranton in Q2 2020: 143
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Scranton
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#6. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Pittsburgh in Q2 2020: 250
--- #9 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Scranton in Q2 2020: 295
--- 6.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 45 to Pittsburgh
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#5. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from New York in Q2 2020: 278
--- #39 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Scranton in Q2 2020: 172
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 106 to Scranton
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#4. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Harrisburg in Q2 2020: 308
--- #8 most common destination from Harrisburg
- Started a new job in Harrisburg from Scranton in Q2 2020: 334
--- 7.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 26 to Harrisburg
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#3. Not in metropolitan area, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 545
--- #4 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Scranton in Q2 2020: 512
--- 11.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Scranton
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#2. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

- Started a new job in Scranton from Allentown in Q2 2020: 572
--- #4 most common destination from Allentown
- Started a new job in Allentown from Scranton in Q2 2020: 609
--- 13.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 37 to Allentown
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Scranton from Philadelphia in Q2 2020: 945
--- #11 most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Scranton in Q2 2020: 852
--- 18.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 93 to Scranton

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