Metros where people in Blacksburg are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA 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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in the second quarter of 2020.
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 11
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q2 2020: 5
--- #180 most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 6 to New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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#11. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 12
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q2 2020: 4
--- #100 most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 8 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
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#10. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 17
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q2 2020: 19
--- #106 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 2 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#9. Harrisonburg, VA

- Started a new job in Harrisonburg, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 18
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Harrisonburg, VA in Q2 2020: 16
--- #10 most common destination from Harrisonburg, VA
- Net job flow: 2 to Harrisonburg, VA
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#8. Staunton, VA

- Started a new job in Staunton, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 28
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Staunton, VA in Q2 2020: 21
--- #8 most common destination from Staunton, VA
- Net job flow: 7 to Staunton, VA
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#7. Charlottesville, VA

- Started a new job in Charlottesville, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 32
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Charlottesville, VA in Q2 2020: 26
--- #9 most common destination from Charlottesville, VA
- Net job flow: 6 to Charlottesville, VA
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#6. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

- Started a new job in Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 47
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q2 2020: 53
--- #11 most common destination from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
- Net job flow: 6 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#5. Lynchburg, VA

- Started a new job in Lynchburg, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 70
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Lynchburg, VA in Q2 2020: 67
--- #6 most common destination from Lynchburg, VA
- Net job flow: 3 to Lynchburg, VA
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#4. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 125
--- 10.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q2 2020: 70
--- #12 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 55 to Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
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#3. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 130
--- 10.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Richmond, VA in Q2 2020: 102
--- #11 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 28 to Richmond, VA
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#2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 219
--- 17.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q2 2020: 124
--- #23 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 95 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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#1. Roanoke, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q2 2020: 262
--- 21.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Roanoke, VA in Q2 2020: 268
--- #4 most common destination from Roanoke, VA
- Net job flow: 6 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

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