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People from these metros find new jobs in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. (STACKER) – The COVID-19 pandemic has really changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we are employed.

Pre-pandemic, telework or work-from-home situations existed, but they were not the norm. Nearly six in 10 Americans rarely or never teleworked before the pandemic. Months later, just over half of the workers who could were working from home. Although vaccines are on the horizon – and with that, an imminent return to office life – many still prefer this new way of working.

Employees have discovered that working from home definitely has an advantage. No more long and stressful journeys. They were more productive. Having more flexibility over time allowed them to better manage a household. For those living in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has presented an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing big-city pay.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office to some extent, the work-from-home trend is likely to last. With it, small towns can continue to thrive as people leave big cities for a different way of life. So where in your state do people come to settle and enjoy this new work lifestyle from anywhere?

To find out, Stacker compiled a list of the metros where most people find new jobs in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, Va., using job-to-job flow data from the US Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the number of people who started new jobs in Blacksburg-Christiansburg, Virginia in the first quarter of 2021.

#20. Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Greensboro in Q1 2021: 11
– #62 (tie) most common destination in Greensboro
– Started a new job in Greensboro from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 9
— 0.5% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net workflow: 2 to Blacksburg

#19. Non-metropolitan area(s), NC

– Started a new job in Blacksburg since No in the first quarter of 2021: 12
— #108 most common destination of No
– Started a new job in Non of Blacksburg in the first quarter of 2021: 9
— 0.5% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 3 to Blacksburg

#18. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Philadelphia in Q1 2021: 13
– #168 (tie) most common destination from Philadelphia
– Started a new job in Philadelphia from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 8
— 0.4% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 5 to Blacksburg

#17. Winchester, VA-WV

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Winchester in Q1 2021: 13
— #16 most popular destination from Winchester
– Started a new job at Winchester from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 18
— 0.9% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net workflow: 5 to Winchester

#16. Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Raleigh in Q1 2021: 14
– #133 (tie) most common destination from Raleigh
– Started a new job in Raleigh from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 7
— 0.4% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg

#15. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Louisville/Jefferson County in Q1 2021: 17
– #170 (tie) most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County
– Started a new job in Louisville/Jefferson County from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 3
— 0.2% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 14 to Blacksburg

#14. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

– Started a new job at Blacksburg from Olympia in the first quarter of 2021: 18
– #298 (tie) most common destination from Olympia
– Started a new job at Olympia from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 0
— 0.0% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 18 in Blacksburg

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

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Charlotte in the first quarter of 2021: 21
– #131 (tie) most common destination from Charlotte
– Started a new job in Charlotte from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 14
— 0.7% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg

#12. Harrisonburg, Virginia

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Harrisonburg in Q1 2021: 22
— #12 most popular destination from Harrisonburg
– Started a new job in Harrisonburg from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 19
— 1.0% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 3 to Blacksburg

#11. Beckley, West Virginia

– Started a new job at Blacksburg from Beckley in Q1 2021: 23
– #19 (tie) most common Beckley destination
– Started a new job at Beckley from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 5
— 0.3% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 18 in Blacksburg

#ten. Staunton, Virginia

– Started a new job at Blacksburg from Staunton in Q1 2021: 26
— #10 most popular destination from Staunton
– Started a new job in Staunton from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 25
— 1.3% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net workflow: 1 to Blacksburg

#9. Charlottesville, Virginia

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Charlottesville in Q1 2021: 32
– #11 (tie) most common destination from Charlottesville
– Started a new job in Charlottesville from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 37
— 1.9% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 5 to Charlottesville

#8. Non-metro area(s), WV

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from No in Q1 2021: 41
– #20 (tie) most common destination of No
– Started a new job in Non of Blacksburg in the first quarter of 2021: 34
— 1.8% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg

#7. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

– Started a new job at Blacksburg from Kingsport in Q1 2021: 58
— #13 most popular destination from Kingsport
– Started a new job at Kingsport from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 51
— 2.7% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 7 to Blacksburg

#6. Lynchburg, Virginia

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Lynchburg in Q1 2021: 77
— 7th most common destination from Lynchburg
– Started a new job in Lynchburg from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 84
— 4.4% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net Workflow: 7 to Lynchburg

#5. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Virginia Beach in Q1 2021: 136
— #13 most popular destination from Virginia Beach
– Started a new job in Virginia Beach from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 118
— 6.2% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 18 in Blacksburg

#4. Richmond, Virginia

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Richmond in Q1 2021: 149
— #13 most popular destination from Richmond
– Started a new job in Richmond from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 153
— 8.1% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 4 to Richmond

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

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Washington in the first quarter of 2021: 190
— #29 most popular destination from Washington
– Started a new job in Washington from Blacksburg in the first quarter of 2021: 202
— 10.6% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 12 to Washington

#2. Roanoke, Virginia

– Started a new job in Blacksburg from Roanoke in Q1 2021: 321
– #7 most common Roanoke destination
– Started a new job in Roanoke from Blacksburg in Q1 2021: 300
— 15.8% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 21 in Blacksburg

# 1. Non-metropolitan area(s), VA

– Started a new job in Blacksburg since No in the first quarter of 2021: 339
— #8 most common destination of No
– Started a new job in Non of Blacksburg in the first quarter of 2021: 276
— 14.5% of total new jobs outside the metro
– Net job flow: 63 to Blacksburg

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