Metros where people in Huntington are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Huntington 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 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 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 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #237 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 1 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#29. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

- Started a new job in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 10
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA in Q1 2021: 0
--- #43 most common destination from Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Net job flow: 10 to Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
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#28. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

- Started a new job in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA in Q1 2021: 13
--- #28 (tie) most common destination from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
- Net job flow: 2 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#27. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 11
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD in Q1 2021: 10
--- #140 most common destination from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Net job flow: 1 to Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
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#26. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in Q1 2021: 11
--- #92 most common destination from Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
- Net job flow: 2 to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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#25. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

- Started a new job in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC in Q1 2021: 11
--- #129 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
- Net job flow: 3 to Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
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#24. Bowling Green, KY

- Started a new job in Bowling Green, KY from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Bowling Green, KY in Q1 2021: 12
--- #11 most common destination from Bowling Green, KY
- Net job flow: 2 to Bowling Green, KY
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#23. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 15
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 7
--- #226 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 8 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#22. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

- Started a new job in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 16
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY in Q1 2021: 16
--- #9 most common destination from Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Net job flow: 0 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#21. Springfield, OH

- Started a new job in Springfield, OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Springfield, OH in Q1 2021: 18
--- #10 most common destination from Springfield, OH
- Net job flow: 1 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

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#20. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 19
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI in Q1 2021: 7
--- #79 most common destination from Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
- Net job flow: 12 to Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
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#19. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 16
--- #11 most common destination from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 8 to Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
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#18. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 24
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 6
--- #116 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 18 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#17. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Baton Rouge, LA from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 30
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Baton Rouge, LA in Q1 2021: 2
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from Baton Rouge, LA
- Net job flow: 28 to Baton Rouge, LA
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#16. Dayton-Kettering, OH

- Started a new job in Dayton-Kettering, OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 38
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Dayton-Kettering, OH in Q1 2021: 29
--- #17 most common destination from Dayton-Kettering, OH
- Net job flow: 9 to Dayton-Kettering, OH

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

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 38
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q1 2021: 13
--- #101 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 25 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 41
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 46
--- #82 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 5 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#13. Akron, OH

- Started a new job in Akron, OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 47
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Akron, OH in Q1 2021: 13
--- #11 most common destination from Akron, OH
- Net job flow: 34 to Akron, OH
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#12. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Cleveland-Elyria, OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 49
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Cleveland-Elyria, OH in Q1 2021: 32
--- #25 most common destination from Cleveland-Elyria, OH
- Net job flow: 17 to Cleveland-Elyria, OH
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#11. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Wheeling, WV-OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 63
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Wheeling, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 43
--- #8 most common destination from Wheeling, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 20 to Wheeling, WV-OH

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#10. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 65
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 29
--- #37 most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 36 to Pittsburgh, PA
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#9. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 70
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 37
--- #8 most common destination from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 33 to Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
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#8. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 88
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 82
--- #3 most common destination from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
- Net job flow: 6 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#7. Lexington-Fayette, KY

- Started a new job in Lexington-Fayette, KY from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 106
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Lexington-Fayette, KY in Q1 2021: 111
--- #5 most common destination from Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Net job flow: 5 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#6. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

- Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 107
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in Q1 2021: 98
--- #13 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
- Net job flow: 9 to Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

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#5. Morgantown, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 112
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Morgantown, WV in Q1 2021: 90
--- #3 most common destination from Morgantown, WV
- Net job flow: 22 to Morgantown, WV
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#4. Beckley, WV

- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 113
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 120
--- #2 most common destination from Beckley, WV
- Net job flow: 7 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
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#3. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 147
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 130
--- #15 most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 17 to Columbus, OH
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#2. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 193
--- 7.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 143
--- #15 most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 50 to Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
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#1. Charleston, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 569
--- 23.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 582
--- #1 most common destination from Charleston, WV
- Net job flow: 13 to Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

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