People from these metros are finding new jobs in Morgantown

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

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

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#20. Winchester, VA-WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Winchester in Q1 2021: 12
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Winchester
- Started a new job in Winchester from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Morgantown
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#19. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Columbus in Q1 2021: 15
--- #70 most common destination from Columbus
- Started a new job in Columbus from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 17
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Columbus
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#18. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Baltimore in Q1 2021: 16
--- #85 (tie) most common destination from Baltimore
- Started a new job in Baltimore from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Morgantown
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#17. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 17
--- #109 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
- Started a new job in Philadelphia from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Philadelphia
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#16. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Non in Q1 2021: 18
--- #116 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 3
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Morgantown

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#15. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Weirton in Q1 2021: 19
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Weirton
- Started a new job in Weirton from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 21
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Weirton
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#14. Non-metropolitan area(s), MD

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Non in Q1 2021: 22
--- #10 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 18
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Morgantown
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#13. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Cleveland in Q1 2021: 27
--- #109 most common destination from Cleveland
- Started a new job in Cleveland from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Morgantown
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#12. Cumberland, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Cumberland in Q1 2021: 28
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Cumberland
- Started a new job in Cumberland from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 12
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Morgantown
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#11. Non-metropolitan area(s), PA

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Non in Q1 2021: 28
--- #28 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 39
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Non

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

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Non in Q1 2021: 31
--- #41 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 29
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Morgantown
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#9. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Hagerstown in Q1 2021: 47
--- #11 most common destination from Hagerstown
- Started a new job in Hagerstown from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 45
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Morgantown
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#8. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Wheeling in Q1 2021: 52
--- #8 most common destination from Wheeling
- Started a new job in Wheeling from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 75
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Wheeling
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#7. Beckley, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Beckley in Q1 2021: 52
--- #5 most common destination from Beckley
- Started a new job in Beckley from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 54
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Beckley
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#6. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Parkersburg in Q1 2021: 64
--- #6 most common destination from Parkersburg
- Started a new job in Parkersburg from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 70
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Parkersburg

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#5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Washington in Q1 2021: 69
--- #62 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 72
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Washington
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#4. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Huntington in Q1 2021: 112
--- #11 most common destination from Huntington
- Started a new job in Huntington from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 90
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Morgantown
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#3. Charleston, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Charleston in Q1 2021: 174
--- #5 most common destination from Charleston
- Started a new job in Charleston from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 165
--- 9.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Morgantown
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#2. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Pittsburgh in Q1 2021: 185
--- #21 most common destination from Pittsburgh
- Started a new job in Pittsburgh from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 142
--- 8.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 43 to Morgantown
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#1. Non-metropolitan area(s), WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown from Non in Q1 2021: 502
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Morgantown in Q1 2021: 474
--- 27.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to Morgantown

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