Metros where people in Charleston, West Virginia are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Charleston, West Virginia 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 Charleston, 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 Charleston, WV in the first quarter of 2021.

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#26. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q1 2021: 1
--- #119 (tie) most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 9 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#25. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Richmond, VA from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Richmond, VA in Q1 2021: 18
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Richmond, VA
- Net job flow: 7 to Charleston, WV
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#24. Cumberland, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Cumberland, MD-WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Cumberland, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 16
--- #9 (tie) most common destination from Cumberland, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 4 to Charleston, WV
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#23. Lexington-Fayette, KY

- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 5
--- #32 (tie) most common destination from Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Net job flow: 8 to Lexington-Fayette, KY
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#22. Roanoke, VA

- Started a new job in Roanoke, VA from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Roanoke, VA in Q1 2021: 8
--- #24 (tie) most common destination from Roanoke, VA
- Net job flow: 7 to Roanoke, VA

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#21. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 5
--- #218 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 11 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#20. Jacksonville, FL

- Started a new job in Jacksonville, FL from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Jacksonville, FL in Q1 2021: 6
--- #126 most common destination from Jacksonville, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Jacksonville, FL
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#19. Raleigh-Cary, NC

- Started a new job in Raleigh-Cary, NC from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Raleigh-Cary, NC in Q1 2021: 9
--- #73 (tie) most common destination from Raleigh-Cary, NC
- Net job flow: 8 to Raleigh-Cary, NC
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#18. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD in Q1 2021: 21
--- #68 (tie) most common destination from Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
- Net job flow: 1 to Charleston, WV
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#17. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 18
--- #99 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 3 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 24
--- #161 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 2 to Charleston, WV
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#15. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 22
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 8
--- #51 most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 14 to Cleveland-Elyria, OH
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#14. Winchester, VA-WV

- Started a new job in Winchester, VA-WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Winchester, VA-WV in Q1 2021: 16
--- #11 most common destination from Winchester, VA-WV
- Net job flow: 11 to Winchester, VA-WV
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#13. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 27
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 29
--- #129 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Charleston, WV
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#12. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 34
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 12
--- #77 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 22 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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#11. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 56
--- #6 most common destination from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 13 to Charleston, WV
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#10. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 50
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 37
--- #33 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 13 to Columbus, OH
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#9. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 51
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 24
--- #38 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 27 to Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
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#8. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 68
--- 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 64
--- #34 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 4 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 78
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 92
--- #54 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 14 to Charleston, WV

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#6. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Wheeling, WV-OH from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 87
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Wheeling, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 85
--- #5 most common destination from Wheeling, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 2 to Wheeling, WV-OH
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#5. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 121
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 60
--- #5 most common destination from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 61 to Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
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#4. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 156
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 151
--- #1 most common destination from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Net job flow: 5 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#3. Morgantown, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown, WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 174
--- 7.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Morgantown, WV in Q1 2021: 165
--- #2 most common destination from Morgantown, WV
- Net job flow: 9 to Morgantown, WV
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#2. Beckley, WV

- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 227
--- 9.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 247
--- #1 most common destination from Beckley, WV
- Net job flow: 20 to Charleston, WV

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

- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 582
--- 25.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 569
--- #0 most common destination from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
- Net job flow: 13 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

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