States where people in Kentucky are getting new jobs

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

In Q2 2020, 14,158 people from Kentucky started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Wisconsin

- Started a new job in Wisconsin from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 105
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Wisconsin in Q2 2020: 104
--- #25 most common destination from Wisconsin
- Net job flow: 1 to Wisconsin
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#19. Louisiana

- Started a new job in Louisiana from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 106
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Louisiana in Q2 2020: 242
--- #18 most common destination from Louisiana
- Net job flow: 136 to Kentucky
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#18. New York

- Started a new job in New York from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 134
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from New York in Q2 2020: 201
--- #32 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 67 to Kentucky
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#17. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 149
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Colorado in Q2 2020: 151
--- #37 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 2 to Kentucky
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#16. Pennsylvania

- Started a new job in Pennsylvania from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 190
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Pennsylvania in Q2 2020: 169
--- #23 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Net job flow: 21 to Pennsylvania
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#15. South Carolina

- Started a new job in South Carolina from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 193
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from South Carolina in Q2 2020: 164
--- #19 most common destination from South Carolina
- Net job flow: 29 to South Carolina
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#14. California

- Started a new job in California from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 215
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from California in Q2 2020: 352
--- #38 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 137 to Kentucky
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#13. Michigan

- Started a new job in Michigan from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 216
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Michigan in Q2 2020: 186
--- #17 most common destination from Michigan
- Net job flow: 30 to Michigan
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#12. Missouri

- Started a new job in Missouri from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 222
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Missouri in Q2 2020: 203
--- #18 most common destination from Missouri
- Net job flow: 19 to Missouri
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#11. Alabama

- Started a new job in Alabama from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 223
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Alabama in Q2 2020: 194
--- #9 most common destination from Alabama
- Net job flow: 29 to Alabama
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#10. Virginia

- Started a new job in Virginia from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 291
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Virginia in Q2 2020: 254
--- #18 most common destination from Virginia
- Net job flow: 37 to Virginia
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#9. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 325
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 299
--- #19 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 26 to North Carolina
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#8. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 326
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Georgia in Q2 2020: 305
--- #19 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 21 to Georgia
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#7. West Virginia

- Started a new job in West Virginia from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 378
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from West Virginia in Q2 2020: 411
--- #5 most common destination from West Virginia
- Net job flow: 33 to Kentucky
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#6. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 389
--- 2.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Texas in Q2 2020: 490
--- #34 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 101 to Kentucky
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#5. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 441
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Illinois in Q2 2020: 473
--- #16 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 32 to Kentucky
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#4. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 652
--- 4.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Florida in Q2 2020: 853
--- #21 (tie) most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 201 to Kentucky
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#3. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 1,791
--- 12.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 1,648
--- #2 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 143 to Tennessee
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#2. Indiana

- Started a new job in Indiana from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 3,089
--- 21.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Indiana in Q2 2020: 2,727
--- #2 most common destination from Indiana
- Net job flow: 362 to Indiana
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#1. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Kentucky in Q2 2020: 3,688
--- 26.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Kentucky from Ohio in Q2 2020: 3,845
--- #1 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 157 to Kentucky

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