People from these metros are finding new jobs in Blacksburg

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

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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA 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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in the second quarter of 2020.

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#13. Not in metropolitan area, NC

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 12
--- #87 (tie) most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 12
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Blacksburg
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#12. Harrisonburg, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Harrisonburg in Q2 2020: 16
--- #12 most common destination from Harrisonburg
- Started a new job in Harrisonburg from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 18
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Harrisonburg
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#11. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Charlotte in Q2 2020: 19
--- #108 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 17
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Blacksburg
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#10. Staunton, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Staunton in Q2 2020: 21
--- #10 most common destination from Staunton
- Started a new job in Staunton from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 28
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Staunton
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#9. Not in metropolitan area, WV

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 22
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 25
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Not in metropolitan area
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#8. Charlottesville, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Charlottesville in Q2 2020: 26
--- #11 most common destination from Charlottesville
- Started a new job in Charlottesville from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 32
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Charlottesville
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#7. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Kingsport in Q2 2020: 53
--- #13 most common destination from Kingsport
- Started a new job in Kingsport from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 47
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Blacksburg
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#6. Lynchburg, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Lynchburg in Q2 2020: 67
--- #8 most common destination from Lynchburg
- Started a new job in Lynchburg from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 70
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Lynchburg
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#5. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Virginia Beach in Q2 2020: 70
--- #14 most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 125
--- 9.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Virginia Beach
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#4. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Richmond in Q2 2020: 102
--- #13 most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 130
--- 9.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Richmond
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#3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Washington in Q2 2020: 124
--- #25 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 219
--- 16.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 95 to Washington
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#2. Not in metropolitan area, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 248
--- #8 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 265
--- 19.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Not in metropolitan area
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#1. Roanoke, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Roanoke in Q2 2020: 268
--- #6 most common destination from Roanoke
- Started a new job in Roanoke from Blacksburg in Q2 2020: 262
--- 19.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Blacksburg

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