Metros where people in Topeka are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Topeka are getting new jobs

A metro’s job market has a big impact on whether people stay in a good job or leave for greener pastures where jobs may be more plentiful or where workers can find specific jobs in their industries. Areas with growing job markets like many spots in Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people from Topeka, KS found new jobs using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Topeka, KS in the second quarter of 2020.
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#10. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in Springfield, MO from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Springfield, MO in Q2 2020: 7
--- #32 most common destination from Springfield, MO
- Net job flow: 3 to Springfield, MO
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#9. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 10
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q2 2020: 9
--- #70 (tie) most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 1 to Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
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#8. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 12
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q2 2020: 13
--- #163 (tie) most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 1 to Topeka, KS
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#7. St. Joseph, MO-KS

- Started a new job in St. Joseph, MO-KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 13
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from St. Joseph, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 16
--- #9 most common destination from St. Joseph, MO-KS
- Net job flow: 3 to Topeka, KS
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#6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 19
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 22
--- #173 (tie) most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 3 to Topeka, KS
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#5. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 33
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q2 2020: 21
--- #58 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 12 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#4. Manhattan, KS

- Started a new job in Manhattan, KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 120
--- 6.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Manhattan, KS in Q2 2020: 196
--- #3 most common destination from Manhattan, KS
- Net job flow: 76 to Topeka, KS
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#3. Lawrence, KS

- Started a new job in Lawrence, KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 168
--- 9.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Lawrence, KS in Q2 2020: 212
--- #1 most common destination from Lawrence, KS
- Net job flow: 44 to Topeka, KS
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#2. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 287
--- 15.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 288
--- #2 most common destination from Wichita, KS
- Net job flow: 1 to Topeka, KS
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#1. Kansas City, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 890
--- 48.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 872
--- #4 most common destination from Kansas City, MO-KS
- Net job flow: 18 to Kansas City, MO-KS

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