States where people in Iowa are getting new jobs

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August 31, 2021
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States where people in Iowa 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 Iowa that started a new job in the second quarter of 2020. Data is not available for Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In Q2 2020, 10,722 people from Iowa started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Washington

- Started a new job in Washington from Iowa in Q2 2020: 106
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Washington in Q2 2020: 73
--- #35 most common destination from Washington
- Net job flow: 33 to Washington
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#19. Kentucky

- Started a new job in Kentucky from Iowa in Q2 2020: 140
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 76
--- #20 most common destination from Kentucky
- Net job flow: 64 to Kentucky
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#18. Michigan

- Started a new job in Michigan from Iowa in Q2 2020: 157
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Michigan in Q2 2020: 113
--- #23 most common destination from Michigan
- Net job flow: 44 to Michigan
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#17. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Iowa in Q2 2020: 158
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 129
--- #30 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 29 to North Carolina
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#16. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Iowa in Q2 2020: 158
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Ohio in Q2 2020: 149
--- #26 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 9 to Ohio
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#15. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Iowa in Q2 2020: 173
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 162
--- #22 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 11 to Tennessee
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#14. Indiana

- Started a new job in Indiana from Iowa in Q2 2020: 179
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Indiana in Q2 2020: 178
--- #19 most common destination from Indiana
- Net job flow: 1 to Indiana
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#13. Arizona

- Started a new job in Arizona from Iowa in Q2 2020: 221
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Arizona in Q2 2020: 221
--- #26 most common destination from Arizona
- Net job flow: 0 to Iowa
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#12. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Iowa in Q2 2020: 222
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Georgia in Q2 2020: 178
--- #25 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 44 to Georgia
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#11. Kansas

- Started a new job in Kansas from Iowa in Q2 2020: 245
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Kansas in Q2 2020: 214
--- #8 most common destination from Kansas
- Net job flow: 31 to Kansas
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#10. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Iowa in Q2 2020: 280
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Colorado in Q2 2020: 269
--- #27 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 11 to Colorado
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#9. California

- Started a new job in California from Iowa in Q2 2020: 315
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from California in Q2 2020: 406
--- #33 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 91 to Iowa
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#8. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Iowa in Q2 2020: 342
--- 3.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Florida in Q2 2020: 472
--- #29 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 130 to Iowa
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#7. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Iowa in Q2 2020: 462
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Texas in Q2 2020: 652
--- #32 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 190 to Iowa
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#6. South Dakota

- Started a new job in South Dakota from Iowa in Q2 2020: 561
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from South Dakota in Q2 2020: 520
--- #1 most common destination from South Dakota
- Net job flow: 41 to South Dakota
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#5. Missouri

- Started a new job in Missouri from Iowa in Q2 2020: 566
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Missouri in Q2 2020: 597
--- #6 most common destination from Missouri
- Net job flow: 31 to Iowa
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#4. Wisconsin

- Started a new job in Wisconsin from Iowa in Q2 2020: 642
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Wisconsin in Q2 2020: 499
--- #6 most common destination from Wisconsin
- Net job flow: 143 to Wisconsin
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#3. Minnesota

- Started a new job in Minnesota from Iowa in Q2 2020: 860
--- 8.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Minnesota in Q2 2020: 645
--- #3 most common destination from Minnesota
- Net job flow: 215 to Minnesota
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#2. Nebraska

- Started a new job in Nebraska from Iowa in Q2 2020: 1,630
--- 15.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Nebraska in Q2 2020: 1,767
--- #1 most common destination from Nebraska
- Net job flow: 137 to Iowa
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#1. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from Iowa in Q2 2020: 2,003
--- 18.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Iowa from Illinois in Q2 2020: 1,885
--- #4 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 118 to Illinois

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