Metros where people in Oklahoma City are getting new jobs

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September 21, 2021
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Metros where people in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City, OK 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 Oklahoma City, OK in the second quarter of 2020.
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#20. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 33
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA in Q2 2020: 37
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 4 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#19. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 33
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q2 2020: 36
--- #65 (tie) most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 3 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#18. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

- Started a new job in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 33
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL in Q2 2020: 7
--- #20 (tie) most common destination from Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
- Net job flow: 26 to Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 34
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q2 2020: 38
--- #104 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 4 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#16. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 35
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q2 2020: 25
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 10 to Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
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#15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q2 2020: 31
--- #106 most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 5 to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q2 2020: 38
--- #92 most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#13. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 39
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q2 2020: 41
--- #36 most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 41
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q2 2020: 79
--- #76 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 38 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#11. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 50
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q2 2020: 25
--- #38 most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 25 to St. Louis, MO-IL
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#10. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Wichita, KS from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 56
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Wichita, KS in Q2 2020: 70
--- #5 (tie) most common destination from Wichita, KS
- Net job flow: 14 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#9. Kansas City, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Kansas City, MO-KS from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 63
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Kansas City, MO-KS in Q2 2020: 88
--- #26 most common destination from Kansas City, MO-KS
- Net job flow: 25 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#8. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 65
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q2 2020: 65
--- #57 most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 0 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#7. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 69
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q2 2020: 52
--- #34 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 17 to Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
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#6. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 85
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q2 2020: 97
--- #39 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 12 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 185
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX in Q2 2020: 181
--- #33 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 4 to Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
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#4. Enid, OK

- Started a new job in Enid, OK from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 214
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Enid, OK in Q2 2020: 181
--- #1 most common destination from Enid, OK
- Net job flow: 33 to Enid, OK
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#3. Lawton, OK

- Started a new job in Lawton, OK from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 301
--- 5.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Lawton, OK in Q2 2020: 372
--- #0 most common destination from Lawton, OK
- Net job flow: 71 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 563
--- 10.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q2 2020: 429
--- #15 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 134 to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
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#1. Tulsa, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa, OK from Oklahoma City, OK in Q2 2020: 2,427
--- 43.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Tulsa, OK in Q2 2020: 2,734
--- #0 most common destination from Tulsa, OK
- Net job flow: 307 to Oklahoma City, OK

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