States where people in West Virginia are getting new jobs

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August 31, 2021
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States where people in West Virginia are getting new jobs

Jobs are one of the biggest reasons people move. Areas with growing job markets like Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows to determine the states where people from Oregon are finding the most new jobs. States are ranked by the number of people from West Virginia that started a new job in the second quarter of 2020. Data is not available for Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In Q2 2020, 6,474 people from West Virginia started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Arizona

- Started a new job in Arizona from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 35
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Arizona in Q2 2020: 27
--- #43 most common destination from Arizona
- Net job flow: 8 to Arizona
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#19. Michigan

- Started a new job in Michigan from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 40
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Michigan in Q2 2020: 35
--- #40 most common destination from Michigan
- Net job flow: 5 to Michigan
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#18. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 42
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Colorado in Q2 2020: 61
--- #43 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 19 to West Virginia
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#17. New Jersey

- Started a new job in New Jersey from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 43
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from New Jersey in Q2 2020: 32
--- #37 most common destination from New Jersey
- Net job flow: 11 to New Jersey
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#16. California

- Started a new job in California from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 45
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from California in Q2 2020: 89
--- #46 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 44 to West Virginia
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#15. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 45
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Illinois in Q2 2020: 36
--- #38 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 9 to Illinois
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#14. Alabama

- Started a new job in Alabama from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 47
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Alabama in Q2 2020: 39
--- #30 most common destination from Alabama
- Net job flow: 8 to Alabama
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#13. Indiana

- Started a new job in Indiana from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 63
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Indiana in Q2 2020: 65
--- #34 most common destination from Indiana
- Net job flow: 2 to West Virginia
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#12. New York

- Started a new job in New York from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 86
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from New York in Q2 2020: 52
--- #37 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 34 to New York
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#11. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 102
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 103
--- #33 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 1 to West Virginia
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#10. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 118
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Georgia in Q2 2020: 72
--- #33 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 46 to Georgia
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#9. South Carolina

- Started a new job in South Carolina from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 131
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from South Carolina in Q2 2020: 84
--- #23 most common destination from South Carolina
- Net job flow: 47 to South Carolina
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#8. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 140
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Texas in Q2 2020: 176
--- #41 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 36 to West Virginia
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#7. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 185
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Florida in Q2 2020: 178
--- #36 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 7 to Florida
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#6. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 245
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 190
--- #23 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 55 to North Carolina
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#5. Kentucky

- Started a new job in Kentucky from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 411
--- 6.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 378
--- #7 most common destination from Kentucky
- Net job flow: 33 to Kentucky
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#4. Maryland

- Started a new job in Maryland from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 696
--- 10.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Maryland in Q2 2020: 645
--- #7 most common destination from Maryland
- Net job flow: 51 to Maryland
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#3. Pennsylvania

- Started a new job in Pennsylvania from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 924
--- 14.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Pennsylvania in Q2 2020: 882
--- #8 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Net job flow: 42 to Pennsylvania
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#2. Virginia

- Started a new job in Virginia from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 1,085
--- 16.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Virginia in Q2 2020: 921
--- #7 most common destination from Virginia
- Net job flow: 164 to Virginia
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#1. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 1,559
--- 24.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in West Virginia from Ohio in Q2 2020: 1,355
--- #6 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 204 to Ohio

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