Metros where people in Blacksburg are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Blacksburg are getting new jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted the job market in cities and towns across the country. Millions of layoffs in early 2020 forced workers to search elsewhere for jobs. Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs in the past year in favor of new pursuits in different locales. And concerns over virus spread in population-dense areas also inspired many to leave urban areas, and their jobs, in favor of rural ones.

Emerging job markets in places like Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City reflect cultural shifts in what workers are looking for in their jobs and their places of residence: year-round warmth that makes outdoor activities easy, lower income taxes, and tech-focused employers.

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’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#13. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 6
--- #175 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 4 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#12. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 4
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 6 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#11. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 21
--- #129 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#10. Winchester, VA-WV

- Started a new job in Winchester, VA-WV from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Winchester, VA-WV in Q1 2021: 13
--- #14 most common destination from Winchester, VA-WV
- Net job flow: 5 to Winchester, VA-WV
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#9. Harrisonburg, VA

- Started a new job in Harrisonburg, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 19
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Harrisonburg, VA in Q1 2021: 22
--- #10 most common destination from Harrisonburg, VA
- Net job flow: 3 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

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#8. Staunton, VA

- Started a new job in Staunton, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 25
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Staunton, VA in Q1 2021: 26
--- #8 most common destination from Staunton, VA
- Net job flow: 1 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#7. Charlottesville, VA

- Started a new job in Charlottesville, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 37
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Charlottesville, VA in Q1 2021: 32
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Charlottesville, VA
- Net job flow: 5 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 Q1 2021: 51
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA in Q1 2021: 58
--- #11 most common destination from Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
- Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#5. Lynchburg, VA

- Started a new job in Lynchburg, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 84
--- 6.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Lynchburg, VA in Q1 2021: 77
--- #5 most common destination from Lynchburg, VA
- Net job flow: 7 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 Q1 2021: 118
--- 8.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC in Q1 2021: 136
--- #11 most common destination from Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
- Net job flow: 18 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

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#3. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 153
--- 11.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 149
--- #11 most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 4 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 Q1 2021: 202
--- 14.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 190
--- #27 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 12 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 Q1 2021: 300
--- 22.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Roanoke, VA in Q1 2021: 321
--- #5 most common destination from Roanoke, VA
- Net job flow: 21 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

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