People from these metros are finding new jobs in Kansas City

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Kansas City

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 Kansas City, MO-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 Kansas City, MO-KS in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Kansas City from New York in Q2 2020: 94
--- #69 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 71
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 23 to Kansas City
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Houston in Q2 2020: 99
--- #50 (tie) most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 117
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Houston
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#18. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Phoenix in Q2 2020: 106
--- #28 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 146
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 40 to Phoenix
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#17. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Los Angeles in Q2 2020: 125
--- #52 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 83
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 42 to Kansas City
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#16. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Omaha in Q2 2020: 141
--- #9 most common destination from Omaha
- Started a new job in Omaha from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 138
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Kansas City
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#15. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Denver in Q2 2020: 156
--- #28 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 127
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Kansas City
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Chicago in Q2 2020: 205
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 194
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Kansas City
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#13. Jefferson City, MO

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Jefferson City in Q2 2020: 229
--- #4 most common destination from Jefferson City
- Started a new job in Jefferson City from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 311
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 82 to Jefferson City
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#12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Dallas in Q2 2020: 233
--- #32 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 311
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 78 to Dallas
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#11. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Joplin in Q2 2020: 293
--- #4 most common destination from Joplin
- Started a new job in Joplin from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 252
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 41 to Kansas City
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#10. Columbia, MO

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Columbia in Q2 2020: 424
--- #4 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 362
--- 2.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Kansas City
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#9. Manhattan, KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Manhattan in Q2 2020: 443
--- #3 most common destination from Manhattan
- Started a new job in Manhattan from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 233
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 210 to Kansas City
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#8. St. Joseph, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City from St. Joseph in Q2 2020: 656
--- #2 most common destination from St. Joseph
- Started a new job in St. Joseph from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 605
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 51 to Kansas City
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#7. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Springfield in Q2 2020: 687
--- #4 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 651
--- 3.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 36 to Kansas City
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#6. Lawrence, KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Lawrence in Q2 2020: 784
--- #1 most common destination from Lawrence
- Started a new job in Lawrence from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 528
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 256 to Kansas City
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#5. Topeka, KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Topeka in Q2 2020: 890
--- #2 most common destination from Topeka
- Started a new job in Topeka from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 872
--- 5.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Kansas City
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#4. Not in metropolitan area, KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 1,394
--- #3 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 1,152
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 242 to Kansas City
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#3. Not in metropolitan area, MO

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 1,583
--- #3 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 1,624
--- 9.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 41 to Not in metropolitan area
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#2. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City from Wichita in Q2 2020: 1,996
--- #3 most common destination from Wichita
- Started a new job in Wichita from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 1,105
--- 6.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 891 to Kansas City
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#1. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Kansas City from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 3,113
--- #2 most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 3,058
--- 18.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Kansas City

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