People from these metros are finding new jobs in St. Louis

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in St. Louis

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 St. Louis, MO-IL 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 St. Louis, MO-IL in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Nashville in Q2 2020: 109
--- #27 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 104
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to St. Louis
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Houston in Q2 2020: 115
--- #60 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 87
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 28 to St. Louis
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#18. Champaign-Urbana, IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Champaign in Q2 2020: 118
--- #5 most common destination from Champaign
- Started a new job in Champaign from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 124
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Champaign
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Atlanta in Q2 2020: 119
--- #45 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 134
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Atlanta
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#16. Bloomington, IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Bloomington in Q2 2020: 129
--- #5 most common destination from Bloomington
- Started a new job in Bloomington from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 99
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to St. Louis
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#15. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in St. Louis from New York in Q2 2020: 140
--- #49 most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 132
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 8 to St. Louis
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#14. St. Joseph, MO-KS

- Started a new job in St. Louis from St. Joseph in Q2 2020: 163
--- #4 most common destination from St. Joseph
- Started a new job in St. Joseph from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 148
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to St. Louis
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#13. Peoria, IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Peoria in Q2 2020: 195
--- #4 most common destination from Peoria
- Started a new job in Peoria from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 255
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 60 to Peoria
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#12. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Joplin in Q2 2020: 202
--- #5 most common destination from Joplin
- Started a new job in Joplin from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 189
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to St. Louis
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#11. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Dallas in Q2 2020: 212
--- #42 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 222
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Dallas
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#10. Springfield, IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Springfield in Q2 2020: 254
--- #4 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 444
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 190 to Springfield
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#9. Carbondale-Marion, IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Carbondale in Q2 2020: 282
--- #3 most common destination from Carbondale
- Started a new job in Carbondale from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 293
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Carbondale
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#8. Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Cape Girardeau in Q2 2020: 361
--- #3 most common destination from Cape Girardeau
- Started a new job in Cape Girardeau from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 296
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 65 to St. Louis
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#7. Jefferson City, MO

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Jefferson City in Q2 2020: 400
--- #3 most common destination from Jefferson City
- Started a new job in Jefferson City from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 413
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 13 to Jefferson City
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#6. Columbia, MO

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Columbia in Q2 2020: 721
--- #2 most common destination from Columbia
- Started a new job in Columbia from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 605
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 116 to St. Louis
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#5. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Springfield in Q2 2020: 788
--- #3 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 738
--- 4.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 50 to St. Louis
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#4. Not in metropolitan area, IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 1,282
--- #3 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 1,344
--- 7.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Not in metropolitan area
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Chicago in Q2 2020: 2,193
--- #2 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 2,758
--- 16.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 565 to Chicago
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#2. Not in metropolitan area, MO

- Started a new job in St. Louis from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 2,367
--- #2 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 2,387
--- 13.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Not in metropolitan area
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#1. Kansas City, MO-KS

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

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