People from these metros are finding new jobs in Topeka

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Topeka

Jobs have long been one of the main reasons people move. But with the rise of remote working—pushed to greater heights by the COVID-19 pandemic—some people work for employers in new cities and states without ever leaving their original home. And sometimes a job in a new city or state is as simple as staying put but commuting to a new job that’s technically across state lines or in a different city than where you live. Still, with the majority of workers in America going into a physical building to work, many continue to move to new areas for new jobs. Seeing where people are coming from for new jobs—either physically or remotely—in a metro sheds light on an area’s job market. Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Topeka, KS 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 in Topeka, KS in the second quarter of 2020.

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#12. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Topeka from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 11
--- #106 (tie) most common destination from Oklahoma City
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Topeka in Q2 2020: 5
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Topeka
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#11. Not in metropolitan area, OK

- Started a new job in Topeka from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 13
--- #54 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Topeka in Q2 2020: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Topeka
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#10. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Topeka from Denver in Q2 2020: 13
--- #165 (tie) most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Topeka in Q2 2020: 12
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Topeka
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#9. St. Joseph, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Topeka from St. Joseph in Q2 2020: 16
--- #11 most common destination from St. Joseph
- Started a new job in St. Joseph from Topeka in Q2 2020: 13
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Topeka
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#8. Not in metropolitan area, MO

- Started a new job in Topeka from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 17
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Topeka in Q2 2020: 16
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Topeka

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#7. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Topeka from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 21
--- #60 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Topeka in Q2 2020: 33
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to St. Louis
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#6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Topeka from Dallas in Q2 2020: 22
--- #175 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Topeka in Q2 2020: 19
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Topeka
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#5. Manhattan, KS

- Started a new job in Topeka from Manhattan in Q2 2020: 196
--- #5 most common destination from Manhattan
- Started a new job in Manhattan from Topeka in Q2 2020: 120
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 76 to Topeka
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#4. Lawrence, KS

- Started a new job in Topeka from Lawrence in Q2 2020: 212
--- #3 most common destination from Lawrence
- Started a new job in Lawrence from Topeka in Q2 2020: 168
--- 6.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 44 to Topeka
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#3. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Topeka from Wichita in Q2 2020: 288
--- #4 most common destination from Wichita
- Started a new job in Wichita from Topeka in Q2 2020: 287
--- 11.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Topeka

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#2. Not in metropolitan area, KS

- Started a new job in Topeka from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 471
--- #4 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Topeka in Q2 2020: 408
--- 16.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 63 to Topeka
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#1. Kansas City, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Topeka from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 872
--- #6 most common destination from Kansas City
- Started a new job in Kansas City from Topeka in Q2 2020: 890
--- 36.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Kansas City

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