States where people in Virginia are getting new jobs

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August 31, 2021
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States where people in Virginia are getting new jobs

Jobs are one of the biggest reasons people move. Areas with growing job markets like Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows to determine the states where people from Oregon are finding the most new jobs. States are ranked by the number of people from Virginia that started a new job in the second quarter of 2020. Data is not available for Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In Q2 2020, 26,451 people from Virginia started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Kentucky

- Started a new job in Kentucky from Virginia in Q2 2020: 254
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 291
--- #11 most common destination from Kentucky
- Net job flow: 37 to Virginia
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#19. Arizona

- Started a new job in Arizona from Virginia in Q2 2020: 288
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Arizona in Q2 2020: 229
--- #21 most common destination from Arizona
- Net job flow: 59 to Arizona
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#18. Massachusetts

- Started a new job in Massachusetts from Virginia in Q2 2020: 319
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Massachusetts in Q2 2020: 343
--- #13 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Net job flow: 24 to Virginia
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#17. Washington

- Started a new job in Washington from Virginia in Q2 2020: 351
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Washington in Q2 2020: 269
--- #14 most common destination from Washington
- Net job flow: 82 to Washington
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#16. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Virginia in Q2 2020: 407
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Colorado in Q2 2020: 332
--- #15 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 75 to Colorado
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#15. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from Virginia in Q2 2020: 413
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Illinois in Q2 2020: 344
--- #18 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 69 to Illinois
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#14. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Virginia in Q2 2020: 501
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Ohio in Q2 2020: 556
--- #14 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 55 to Virginia
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#13. New Jersey

- Started a new job in New Jersey from Virginia in Q2 2020: 503
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from New Jersey in Q2 2020: 481
--- #8 most common destination from New Jersey
- Net job flow: 22 to New Jersey
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#12. South Carolina

- Started a new job in South Carolina from Virginia in Q2 2020: 668
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from South Carolina in Q2 2020: 601
--- #4 most common destination from South Carolina
- Net job flow: 67 to South Carolina
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#11. New York

- Started a new job in New York from Virginia in Q2 2020: 742
--- 2.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from New York in Q2 2020: 1,144
--- #10 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 402 to Virginia
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#10. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Virginia in Q2 2020: 774
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Georgia in Q2 2020: 855
--- #9 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 81 to Virginia
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#9. California

- Started a new job in California from Virginia in Q2 2020: 856
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from California in Q2 2020: 888
--- #13 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 32 to Virginia
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#8. West Virginia

- Started a new job in West Virginia from Virginia in Q2 2020: 921
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 1,085
--- #2 most common destination from West Virginia
- Net job flow: 164 to Virginia
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#7. Pennsylvania

- Started a new job in Pennsylvania from Virginia in Q2 2020: 932
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Pennsylvania in Q2 2020: 1,066
--- #7 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Net job flow: 134 to Virginia
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#6. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Virginia in Q2 2020: 1,156
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 980
--- #5 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 176 to Tennessee
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#5. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Virginia in Q2 2020: 1,227
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Texas in Q2 2020: 1,160
--- #13 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 67 to Texas
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#4. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Virginia in Q2 2020: 1,699
--- 6.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Florida in Q2 2020: 1,519
--- #8 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 180 to Florida
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#3. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Virginia in Q2 2020: 3,123
--- 11.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 3,051
--- #2 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 72 to North Carolina
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#2. Washington, D.C.

- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Virginia in Q2 2020: 3,515
--- 13.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 3,866
--- #1 most common destination from Washington, D.C.
- Net job flow: 351 to Virginia
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#1. Maryland

- Started a new job in Maryland from Virginia in Q2 2020: 4,910
--- 18.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Virginia from Maryland in Q2 2020: 5,115
--- #1 most common destination from Maryland
- Net job flow: 205 to Virginia

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