Metros where people in Kansas City are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Kansas City 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 Kansas City, MO-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 Kansas City, MO-KS in the second quarter of 2020.
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#20. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 83
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q2 2020: 125
--- #50 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 42 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#19. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 85
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q2 2020: 43
--- #36 (tie) most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 42 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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#18. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 88
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 63
--- #8 most common destination from Oklahoma City, OK
- Net job flow: 25 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 93
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q2 2020: 85
--- #54 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 8 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#16. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 117
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 99
--- #48 (tie) most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 18 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#15. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 127
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q2 2020: 156
--- #26 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 29 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#14. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 138
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q2 2020: 141
--- #7 most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 3 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 146
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q2 2020: 106
--- #26 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 40 to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 194
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q2 2020: 205
--- #37 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 11 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#11. Manhattan, KS

- Started a new job in Manhattan, KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 233
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Manhattan, KS in Q2 2020: 443
--- #1 most common destination from Manhattan, KS
- Net job flow: 210 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#10. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in Joplin, MO from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 252
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Joplin, MO in Q2 2020: 293
--- #2 most common destination from Joplin, MO
- Net job flow: 41 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 311
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 233
--- #30 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 78 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#8. Jefferson City, MO

- Started a new job in Jefferson City, MO from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 311
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Jefferson City, MO in Q2 2020: 229
--- #2 most common destination from Jefferson City, MO
- Net job flow: 82 to Jefferson City, MO
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#7. Columbia, MO

- Started a new job in Columbia, MO from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 362
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Columbia, MO in Q2 2020: 424
--- #2 most common destination from Columbia, MO
- Net job flow: 62 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#6. Lawrence, KS

- Started a new job in Lawrence, KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 528
--- 4.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Lawrence, KS in Q2 2020: 784
--- #-1 most common destination from Lawrence, KS
- Net job flow: 256 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#5. St. Joseph, MO-KS

- Started a new job in St. Joseph, MO-KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 605
--- 5.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from St. Joseph, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 656
--- #0 most common destination from St. Joseph, MO-KS
- Net job flow: 51 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#4. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in Springfield, MO from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 651
--- 5.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Springfield, MO in Q2 2020: 687
--- #2 most common destination from Springfield, MO
- Net job flow: 36 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#3. Topeka, KS

- Started a new job in Topeka, KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 872
--- 7.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Topeka, KS in Q2 2020: 890
--- #0 most common destination from Topeka, KS
- Net job flow: 18 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#2. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 1,105
--- 9.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 1,996
--- #1 most common destination from Wichita, KS
- Net job flow: 891 to Kansas City, MO-KS
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#1. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 3,058
--- 25.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q2 2020: 3,113
--- #0 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 55 to Kansas City, MO-KS

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