Metros where people in Wichita are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Wichita 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 Wichita, 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 Wichita, KS in the second quarter of 2020.
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#20. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

- Started a new job in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI in Q2 2020: 9
--- #96 (tie) most common destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
- Net job flow: 5 to Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
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#19. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 14
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Colorado Springs, CO in Q2 2020: 12
--- #45 (tie) most common destination from Colorado Springs, CO
- Net job flow: 2 to Colorado Springs, CO
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#18. Columbia, MO

- Started a new job in Columbia, MO from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 15
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Columbia, MO in Q2 2020: 12
--- #10 most common destination from Columbia, MO
- Net job flow: 3 to Columbia, MO
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q2 2020: 12
--- #156 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 5 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#16. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 17
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q2 2020: 19
--- #103 (tie) most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 2 to Wichita, KS
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#15. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q2 2020: 22
--- #48 most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 4 to Wichita, KS
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#14. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in Springfield, MO from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 18
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Springfield, MO in Q2 2020: 19
--- #19 most common destination from Springfield, MO
- Net job flow: 1 to Wichita, KS
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 20
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q2 2020: 17
--- #143 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 3 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#12. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 24
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q2 2020: 19
--- #117 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 5 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#11. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 27
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 26
--- #101 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 1 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 35
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q2 2020: 21
--- #82 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 14 to Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
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#9. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 42
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q2 2020: 45
--- #60 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 3 to Wichita, KS
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#8. Tulsa, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa, OK from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 47
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Tulsa, OK in Q2 2020: 35
--- #11 most common destination from Tulsa, OK
- Net job flow: 12 to Tulsa, OK
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#7. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 66
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q2 2020: 56
--- #27 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 10 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#6. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 70
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 56
--- #10 most common destination from Oklahoma City, OK
- Net job flow: 14 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#5. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 120
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 48
--- #60 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 72 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#4. Lawrence, KS

- Started a new job in Lawrence, KS from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 137
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Lawrence, KS in Q2 2020: 125
--- #3 most common destination from Lawrence, KS
- Net job flow: 12 to Lawrence, KS
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#3. Manhattan, KS

- Started a new job in Manhattan, KS from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 170
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Manhattan, KS in Q2 2020: 210
--- #2 most common destination from Manhattan, KS
- Net job flow: 40 to Wichita, KS
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#2. Topeka, KS

- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 288
--- 7.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 287
--- #2 most common destination from Topeka, 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 Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 1,996
--- 54.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 1,105
--- #1 most common destination from Kansas City, MO-KS
- Net job flow: 891 to Kansas City, MO-KS

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