People from these metros are finding new jobs in Lawton

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Lawton

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Lawton, OK using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job in Lawton, OK in the first quarter of 2021.

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#9. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Lawton from San Antonio in Q1 2021: 11
--- #127 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Lawton in Q1 2021: 8
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Lawton
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#8. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Lawton from Houston in Q1 2021: 11
--- #202 (tie) most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Lawton in Q1 2021: 12
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Houston
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#7. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Lawton from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 12
--- #282 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Lawton in Q1 2021: 6
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Lawton
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#6. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Lawton from Non in Q1 2021: 14
--- #90 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Lawton in Q1 2021: 17
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Non
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#5. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Lawton from Wichita Falls in Q1 2021: 16
--- #8 most common destination from Wichita Falls
- Started a new job in Wichita Falls from Lawton in Q1 2021: 28
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Wichita Falls

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#4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Lawton from Dallas in Q1 2021: 38
--- #116 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Lawton in Q1 2021: 47
--- 4.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Dallas
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#3. Tulsa, OK

- Started a new job in Lawton from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 120
--- #5 most common destination from Tulsa
- Started a new job in Tulsa from Lawton in Q1 2021: 191
--- 17.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Tulsa
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), OK

- Started a new job in Lawton from Non in Q1 2021: 253
--- #5 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Lawton in Q1 2021: 292
--- 27.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 39 to Non
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#1. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Lawton from Oklahoma City in Q1 2021: 374
--- #5 most common destination from Oklahoma City
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Lawton in Q1 2021: 391
--- 36.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Oklahoma City

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