People from these metros are finding new jobs in Oklahoma City

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City, OK 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 Oklahoma City, OK in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Las Vegas in Q2 2020: 36
--- #55 most common destination from Las Vegas
- Started a new job in Las Vegas from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 24
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Oklahoma City
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#19. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Seattle in Q2 2020: 36
--- #67 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 33
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Oklahoma City
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#18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from New York in Q2 2020: 37
--- #110 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 33
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Oklahoma City
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Washington in Q2 2020: 38
--- #94 most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Atlanta in Q2 2020: 38
--- #106 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 34
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Oklahoma City
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#15. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from San Antonio in Q2 2020: 41
--- #38 most common destination from San Antonio
- Started a new job in San Antonio from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 39
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Oklahoma City
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#14. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Austin in Q2 2020: 52
--- #36 most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 69
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Austin
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Phoenix in Q2 2020: 65
--- #59 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 65
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Oklahoma City
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#12. Not in metropolitan area, KS

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 68
--- #17 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 57
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Oklahoma City
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#11. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Wichita in Q2 2020: 70
--- #7 (tie) most common destination from Wichita
- Started a new job in Wichita from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 56
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 14 to Oklahoma City
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#10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Los Angeles in Q2 2020: 79
--- #78 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 41
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to Oklahoma City
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#9. Kansas City, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 88
--- #28 most common destination from Kansas City
- Started a new job in Kansas City from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 63
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Oklahoma City
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#8. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Denver in Q2 2020: 97
--- #41 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 85
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Oklahoma City
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#7. Not in metropolitan area, TX

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 100
--- #25 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 147
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 47 to Not in metropolitan area
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#6. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Houston in Q2 2020: 181
--- #35 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 185
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Houston
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#5. Enid, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Enid in Q2 2020: 181
--- #3 most common destination from Enid
- Started a new job in Enid from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 214
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 33 to Enid
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#4. Lawton, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Lawton in Q2 2020: 372
--- #2 most common destination from Lawton
- Started a new job in Lawton from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 301
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Oklahoma City
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#3. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Dallas in Q2 2020: 429
--- #17 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 563
--- 6.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 134 to Dallas
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#2. Tulsa, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 2,734
--- #2 most common destination from Tulsa
- Started a new job in Tulsa from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 2,427
--- 26.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 307 to Oklahoma City
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#1. Not in metropolitan area, OK

- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 2,969
--- #2 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 2,704
--- 29.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 265 to Oklahoma City

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