People from these metros are finding new jobs in Charleston, West Virginia

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Charleston, West Virginia

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

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#20. Richmond, VA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Richmond in Q1 2021: 18
--- #76 (tie) most common destination from Richmond
- Started a new job in Richmond from Charleston in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Charleston
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#19. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Charleston from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 21
--- #70 (tie) most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Charleston in Q1 2021: 20
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Charleston
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#18. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Charleston from Cincinnati in Q1 2021: 24
--- #40 most common destination from Cincinnati
- Started a new job in Cincinnati from Charleston in Q1 2021: 51
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 27 to Cincinnati
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 24
--- #163 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Charleston in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Charleston
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#16. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Non in Q1 2021: 26
--- #37 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charleston in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Charleston

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#15. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Charleston from Houston in Q1 2021: 29
--- #131 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Charleston in Q1 2021: 27
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Charleston
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#14. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Baton Rouge in Q1 2021: 30
--- #93 most common destination from Baton Rouge
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge from Charleston in Q1 2021: 5
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Charleston
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#13. Non-metropolitan area(s), KY

- Started a new job in Charleston from Non in Q1 2021: 37
--- #33 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charleston in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to Charleston
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#12. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Charleston from Columbus in Q1 2021: 37
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Charleston in Q1 2021: 50
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Columbus
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#11. Non-metropolitan area(s), OH

- Started a new job in Charleston from Non in Q1 2021: 54
--- #20 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charleston in Q1 2021: 106
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 52 to Non

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#10. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Charleston from Weirton in Q1 2021: 56
--- #8 most common destination from Weirton
- Started a new job in Weirton from Charleston in Q1 2021: 43
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Charleston
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#9. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Hagerstown in Q1 2021: 60
--- #7 most common destination from Hagerstown
- Started a new job in Hagerstown from Charleston in Q1 2021: 121
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 61 to Hagerstown
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#8. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Charleston from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 64
--- #36 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Charleston in Q1 2021: 68
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Pittsburgh
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#7. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Charleston from Wheeling in Q1 2021: 85
--- #7 most common destination from Wheeling
- Started a new job in Wheeling from Charleston in Q1 2021: 87
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Wheeling
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#6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Washington in Q1 2021: 92
--- #56 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Charleston in Q1 2021: 78
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Charleston

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#5. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Parkersburg in Q1 2021: 151
--- #3 most common destination from Parkersburg
- Started a new job in Parkersburg from Charleston in Q1 2021: 156
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Parkersburg
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#4. Morgantown, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 165
--- #4 most common destination from Morgantown
- Started a new job in Morgantown from Charleston in Q1 2021: 174
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Morgantown
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#3. Beckley, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Beckley in Q1 2021: 247
--- #3 most common destination from Beckley
- Started a new job in Beckley from Charleston in Q1 2021: 227
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Charleston
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#2. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Charleston from Huntington in Q1 2021: 569
--- #2 most common destination from Huntington
- Started a new job in Huntington from Charleston in Q1 2021: 582
--- 19.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Huntington
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), WV

- Started a new job in Charleston from Non in Q1 2021: 682
--- #2 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Charleston in Q1 2021: 721
--- 24.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Non

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