Metros where people in Oklahoma City are getting new jobs

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April 26, 2022
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Metros where people in Oklahoma City are getting new jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly shifted the job market in cities and towns across the country. Millions of layoffs in early 2020 forced workers to search elsewhere for jobs. Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs in the past year in favor of new pursuits in different locales. And concerns over virus spread in population-dense areas also inspired many to leave urban areas, and their jobs, in favor of rural ones.

Emerging job markets in places like Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City reflect cultural shifts in what workers are looking for in their jobs and their places of residence: year-round warmth that makes outdoor activities easy, lower income taxes, and tech-focused employers.

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’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job from Oklahoma City, OK in the first quarter of 2021.

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#30. Sherman-Denison, TX

- Started a new job in Sherman-Denison, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Sherman-Denison, TX in Q1 2021: 11
--- #6 most common destination from Sherman-Denison, TX
- Net job flow: 10 to Sherman-Denison, TX
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#29. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in Springfield, MO from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Springfield, MO in Q1 2021: 16
--- #14 (tie) most common destination from Springfield, MO
- Net job flow: 6 to Springfield, MO
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#28. Wichita Falls, TX

- Started a new job in Wichita Falls, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 22
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Wichita Falls, TX in Q1 2021: 24
--- #9 most common destination from Wichita Falls, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#27. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in Joplin, MO from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Joplin, MO in Q1 2021: 14
--- #20 most common destination from Joplin, MO
- Net job flow: 9 to Joplin, MO
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#26. Amarillo, TX

- Started a new job in Amarillo, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 23
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Amarillo, TX in Q1 2021: 25
--- #16 most common destination from Amarillo, TX
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City, OK

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#25. 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 Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.4% 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 Q1 2021: 38
--- #135 (tie) most common destination from New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
- Net job flow: 14 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#24. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 24
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA in Q1 2021: 84
--- #31 (tie) most common destination from Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
- Net job flow: 60 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#23. Colorado Springs, CO

- Started a new job in Colorado Springs, CO from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 25
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Colorado Springs, CO in Q1 2021: 34
--- #23 (tie) most common destination from Colorado Springs, CO
- Net job flow: 9 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#22. Salt Lake City, UT

- Started a new job in Salt Lake City, UT from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Salt Lake City, UT in Q1 2021: 12
--- #50 most common destination from Salt Lake City, UT
- Net job flow: 14 to Salt Lake City, UT
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#21. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA in Q1 2021: 37
--- #63 most common destination from Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
- Net job flow: 11 to Oklahoma City, OK

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#20. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

- Started a new job in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA in Q1 2021: 11
--- #15 most common destination from Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Net job flow: 15 to Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
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#19. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV in Q1 2021: 45
--- #108 (tie) most common destination from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
- Net job flow: 17 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#18. Midland, TX

- Started a new job in Midland, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 28
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Midland, TX in Q1 2021: 15
--- #19 (tie) most common destination from Midland, TX
- Net job flow: 13 to Midland, TX
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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA in Q1 2021: 48
--- #74 (tie) most common destination from Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
- Net job flow: 19 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

- Started a new job in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 31
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL in Q1 2021: 20
--- #91 most common destination from Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
- Net job flow: 11 to Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

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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 Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in Q1 2021: 53
--- #112 (tie) most common destination from Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
- Net job flow: 21 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#14. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

- Started a new job in San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 33
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA in Q1 2021: 33
--- #60 most common destination from San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
- Net job flow: 0 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#13. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

- Started a new job in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 43
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL in Q1 2021: 31
--- #79 (tie) most common destination from Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
- Net job flow: 12 to Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 48
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA in Q1 2021: 37
--- #103 most common destination from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
- Net job flow: 11 to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
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#11. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in St. Louis, MO-IL from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 50
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from St. Louis, MO-IL in Q1 2021: 52
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis, MO-IL
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City, OK

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#10. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 52
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX in Q1 2021: 57
--- #47 most common destination from Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#9. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 55
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX in Q1 2021: 60
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
- Net job flow: 5 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#8. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 62
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO in Q1 2021: 89
--- #51 most common destination from Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
- Net job flow: 27 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 77
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA in Q1 2021: 96
--- #58 most common destination from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
- Net job flow: 19 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 81
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ in Q1 2021: 83
--- #56 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
- Net job flow: 2 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 Q1 2021: 210
--- 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 Q1 2021: 141
--- #36 most common destination from Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
- Net job flow: 69 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 Q1 2021: 212
--- 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Enid, OK in Q1 2021: 232
--- #1 most common destination from Enid, OK
- Net job flow: 20 to Oklahoma City, OK
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#3. Lawton, OK

- Started a new job in Lawton, OK from Oklahoma City, OK in Q1 2021: 374
--- 5.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Lawton, OK in Q1 2021: 391
--- #0 most common destination from Lawton, OK
- Net job flow: 17 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 Q1 2021: 591
--- 9.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX in Q1 2021: 496
--- #20 most common destination from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
- Net job flow: 95 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 Q1 2021: 3,001
--- 47.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City, OK from Tulsa, OK in Q1 2021: 3,097
--- #0 most common destination from Tulsa, OK
- Net job flow: 96 to Oklahoma City, OK

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