People from these metros are finding new jobs in Roanoke

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Roanoke

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Roanoke, VA 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 in Roanoke, VA in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Dallas in Q1 2021: 20
--- #220 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Roanoke
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#19. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Non in Q1 2021: 21
--- #45 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 34
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Non
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#18. Winchester, VA-WV

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Winchester in Q1 2021: 25
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Winchester
- Started a new job in Winchester from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Winchester
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#17. Greensboro-High Point, NC

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 26
--- #28 (tie) most common destination from Greensboro
- Started a new job in Greensboro from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 36
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Greensboro
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#16. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from New York in Q1 2021: 30
--- #133 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Roanoke

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#15. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 32
--- #48 most common destination from Raleigh
- Started a new job in Raleigh from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 39
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Raleigh
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 35
--- #117 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Atlanta
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), WV

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Non in Q1 2021: 37
--- #22 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 30
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Roanoke
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#12. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 47
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 38
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Roanoke
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#11. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Charlotte in Q1 2021: 56
--- #59 most common destination from Charlotte
- Started a new job in Charlotte from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 59
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Charlotte

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#10. Harrisonburg, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Harrisonburg in Q1 2021: 62
--- #8 most common destination from Harrisonburg
- Started a new job in Harrisonburg from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 64
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Harrisonburg
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#9. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Kingsport in Q1 2021: 64
--- #12 most common destination from Kingsport
- Started a new job in Kingsport from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 60
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Roanoke
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#8. Staunton, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Staunton in Q1 2021: 68
--- #9 most common destination from Staunton
- Started a new job in Staunton from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 79
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Staunton
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#7. Charlottesville, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Charlottesville in Q1 2021: 81
--- #9 most common destination from Charlottesville
- Started a new job in Charlottesville from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 79
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Roanoke
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#6. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 300
--- #3 most common destination from Blacksburg
- Started a new job in Blacksburg from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 321
--- 8.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Blacksburg

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#5. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 343
--- #5 most common destination from Virginia Beach
- Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 363
--- 9.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Virginia Beach
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#4. Lynchburg, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 348
--- #3 most common destination from Lynchburg
- Started a new job in Lynchburg from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 354
--- 8.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Lynchburg
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#3. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Richmond in Q1 2021: 527
--- #5 most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 488
--- 12.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Roanoke
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Non in Q1 2021: 584
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 601
--- 15.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Non
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#1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Roanoke from Washington in Q1 2021: 637
--- #11 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 562
--- 14.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 75 to Roanoke

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