Metros where people in Beckley are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Beckley 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 Beckley, WV 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 Beckley, WV in the first quarter of 2021.

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#14. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q1 2021: 2
--- #34 most common destination from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Net job flow: 10 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#13. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 9
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 3 to Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
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#12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 6
--- #135 most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 7 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#11. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 17
--- #96 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 4 to Beckley, WV
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#10. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 8
--- #80 (tie) most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 6 to Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

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#9. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 12
--- #60 (tie) most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 2 to Richmond, VA
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#8. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 20
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 20
--- #19 most common destination from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 0 to Beckley, WV
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#7. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

- Started a new job in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 23
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA in Q1 2021: 5
--- #10 most common destination from Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
- Net job flow: 18 to Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA
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#6. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Wheeling, WV-OH from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 23
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Wheeling, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 21
--- #14 most common destination from Wheeling, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 2 to Wheeling, WV-OH
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#5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 33
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 27
--- #97 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 6 to Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

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#4. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 39
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 39
--- #5 (tie) most common destination from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Net job flow: 0 to Beckley, WV
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#3. Morgantown, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown, WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 52
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Morgantown, WV in Q1 2021: 54
--- #6 (tie) most common destination from Morgantown, WV
- Net job flow: 2 to Beckley, WV
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#2. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 120
--- 14.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 113
--- #6 most common destination from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
- Net job flow: 7 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#1. Charleston, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 247
--- 28.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 227
--- #2 most common destination from Charleston, WV
- Net job flow: 20 to Charleston, WV

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