People from these metros are finding new jobs in Beckley

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

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 Beckley, WV 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 Beckley, WV in the first quarter of 2021.

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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), OH

- Started a new job in Beckley from Non in Q1 2021: 11
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Beckley in Q1 2021: 36
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Non
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#12. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Beckley from Richmond in Q1 2021: 12
--- #62 (tie) most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from Beckley in Q1 2021: 14
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Richmond
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#11. Non-metropolitan area(s), KY

- Started a new job in Beckley from Non in Q1 2021: 13
--- #51 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Beckley in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Non
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#10. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Beckley from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 17
--- #98 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Beckley in Q1 2021: 13
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Beckley
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#9. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Beckley from Hagerstown in Q1 2021: 20
--- #21 most common destination from Hagerstown
- Started a new job in Hagerstown from Beckley in Q1 2021: 20
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Beckley

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#8. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Beckley from Wheeling in Q1 2021: 21
--- #16 most common destination from Wheeling
- Started a new job in Wheeling from Beckley in Q1 2021: 23
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Wheeling
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#7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Beckley from Washington in Q1 2021: 27
--- #99 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Beckley in Q1 2021: 33
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Washington
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Beckley from Non in Q1 2021: 28
--- #26 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Beckley in Q1 2021: 29
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Non
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#5. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

- Started a new job in Beckley from Parkersburg in Q1 2021: 39
--- #7 (tie) most common destination from Parkersburg
- Started a new job in Parkersburg from Beckley in Q1 2021: 39
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Beckley
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#4. Morgantown, WV

- Started a new job in Beckley from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 54
--- #8 (tie) most common destination from Morgantown
- Started a new job in Morgantown from Beckley in Q1 2021: 52
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Beckley

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#3. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Beckley from Huntington in Q1 2021: 113
--- #8 most common destination from Huntington
- Started a new job in Huntington from Beckley in Q1 2021: 120
--- 9.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Huntington
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#2. Charleston, WV

- Started a new job in Beckley from Charleston in Q1 2021: 227
--- #4 most common destination from Charleston
- Started a new job in Charleston from Beckley in Q1 2021: 247
--- 20.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Charleston
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), WV

- Started a new job in Beckley from Non in Q1 2021: 423
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Beckley in Q1 2021: 351
--- 28.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 72 to Beckley

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