States where people in Oklahoma are getting new jobs

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August 31, 2021
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States where people in Oklahoma are getting new jobs

Jobs are one of the biggest reasons people move. Areas with growing job markets like Texas are gaining residents, while states with sluggish markets experience brain drain as workers move to places that can support their careers. Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau Jobs-to-Jobs Flows to determine the states where people from Oregon are finding the most new jobs. States are ranked by the number of people from Oklahoma that started a new job in the second quarter of 2020. Data is not available for Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In Q2 2020, 9,273 people from Oklahoma started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Virginia

- Started a new job in Virginia from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 113
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Virginia in Q2 2020: 90
--- #30 most common destination from Virginia
- Net job flow: 23 to Virginia
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#19. New York

- Started a new job in New York from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 113
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from New York in Q2 2020: 87
--- #35 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 26 to New York
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#18. North Dakota

- Started a new job in North Dakota from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 114
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from North Dakota in Q2 2020: 91
--- #11 most common destination from North Dakota
- Net job flow: 23 to North Dakota
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#17. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 117
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 135
--- #34 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 18 to Oklahoma
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#16. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 134
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Ohio in Q2 2020: 107
--- #29 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 27 to Ohio
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#15. Washington

- Started a new job in Washington from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 136
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Washington in Q2 2020: 129
--- #30 most common destination from Washington
- Net job flow: 7 to Washington
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#14. Iowa

- Started a new job in Iowa from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 140
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Iowa in Q2 2020: 94
--- #17 most common destination from Iowa
- Net job flow: 46 to Iowa
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#13. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 140
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Georgia in Q2 2020: 162
--- #30 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 22 to Oklahoma
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#12. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 150
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Illinois in Q2 2020: 148
--- #30 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 2 to Illinois
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#11. Nebraska

- Started a new job in Nebraska from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 157
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Nebraska in Q2 2020: 141
--- #11 (tie) most common destination from Nebraska
- Net job flow: 16 to Nebraska
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#10. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 166
--- 1.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 184
--- #26 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 18 to Oklahoma
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#9. Louisiana

- Started a new job in Louisiana from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 185
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Louisiana in Q2 2020: 186
--- #7 most common destination from Louisiana
- Net job flow: 1 to Oklahoma
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#8. New Mexico

- Started a new job in New Mexico from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 190
--- 2.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from New Mexico in Q2 2020: 186
--- #5 most common destination from New Mexico
- Net job flow: 4 to New Mexico
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#7. Arizona

- Started a new job in Arizona from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 225
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Arizona in Q2 2020: 198
--- #25 most common destination from Arizona
- Net job flow: 27 to Arizona
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#6. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 320
--- 3.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Florida in Q2 2020: 352
--- #31 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 32 to Oklahoma
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#5. California

- Started a new job in California from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 350
--- 3.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from California in Q2 2020: 512
--- #30 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 162 to Oklahoma
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#4. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 376
--- 4.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Colorado in Q2 2020: 475
--- #16 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 99 to Oklahoma
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#3. Missouri

- Started a new job in Missouri from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 558
--- 6.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Missouri in Q2 2020: 549
--- #7 most common destination from Missouri
- Net job flow: 9 to Missouri
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#2. Kansas

- Started a new job in Kansas from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 711
--- 7.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Kansas in Q2 2020: 867
--- #3 most common destination from Kansas
- Net job flow: 156 to Oklahoma
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#1. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Oklahoma in Q2 2020: 3,390
--- 36.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Oklahoma from Texas in Q2 2020: 3,164
--- #4 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 226 to Texas

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