Metros where people in Parkersburg are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Parkersburg 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 Parkersburg-Vienna, 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 Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in the first quarter of 2021.

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

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 13
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 14
--- #165 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 1 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#10. Pittsburgh, PA

- Started a new job in Pittsburgh, PA from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 16
--- 2.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Pittsburgh, PA in Q1 2021: 26
--- #86 (tie) most common destination from Pittsburgh, PA
- Net job flow: 10 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#9. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 17
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN in Q1 2021: 8
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
- Net job flow: 9 to Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
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#8. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 23
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 16
--- #12 most common destination from Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 7 to Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
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#7. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

- Started a new job in Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 24
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV in Q1 2021: 19
--- #16 most common destination from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
- Net job flow: 5 to Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

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#6. Columbus, OH

- Started a new job in Columbus, OH from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 31
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Columbus, OH in Q1 2021: 27
--- #49 (tie) most common destination from Columbus, OH
- Net job flow: 4 to Columbus, OH
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#5. Wheeling, WV-OH

- Started a new job in Wheeling, WV-OH from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 36
--- 5.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Wheeling, WV-OH in Q1 2021: 39
--- #10 most common destination from Wheeling, WV-OH
- Net job flow: 3 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#4. Beckley, WV

- Started a new job in Beckley, WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 39
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Beckley, WV in Q1 2021: 39
--- #4 most common destination from Beckley, WV
- Net job flow: 0 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#3. Morgantown, WV

- Started a new job in Morgantown, WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 64
--- 10.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Morgantown, WV in Q1 2021: 70
--- #5 most common destination from Morgantown, WV
- Net job flow: 6 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
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#2. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

- Started a new job in Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 82
--- 12.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH in Q1 2021: 88
--- #10 most common destination from Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
- Net job flow: 6 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

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#1. Charleston, WV

- Started a new job in Charleston, WV from Parkersburg-Vienna, WV in Q1 2021: 151
--- 23.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Parkersburg-Vienna, WV from Charleston, WV in Q1 2021: 156
--- #4 most common destination from Charleston, WV
- Net job flow: 5 to Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

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