People from these metros are finding new jobs in Tulsa

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September 27, 2021
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Tulsa

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 Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, OK in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Seattle in Q2 2020: 27
--- #105 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
- Started a new job in Seattle from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 17
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 10 to Tulsa
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Atlanta in Q2 2020: 27
--- #113 (tie) most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 27
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 0 to Tulsa
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#18. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Nashville in Q2 2020: 28
--- #72 (tie) most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 27
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 1 to Tulsa
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#17. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Omaha in Q2 2020: 29
--- #44 most common destination from Omaha
- Started a new job in Omaha from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 20
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Tulsa
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#16. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Phoenix in Q2 2020: 29
--- #65 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 54
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Phoenix
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#15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Chicago in Q2 2020: 33
--- #108 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Chicago
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#14. Joplin, MO

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Joplin in Q2 2020: 33
--- #10 most common destination from Joplin
- Started a new job in Joplin from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 22
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Tulsa
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#13. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Tulsa from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 37
--- #63 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 30
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Tulsa
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#12. Wichita, KS

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Wichita in Q2 2020: 47
--- #12 most common destination from Wichita
- Started a new job in Wichita from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 35
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Tulsa
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#11. Not in metropolitan area, TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 50
--- #40 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 52
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Not in metropolitan area
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#10. Kansas City, MO-KS

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 54
--- #25 most common destination from Kansas City
- Started a new job in Kansas City from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 74
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 20 to Kansas City
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Los Angeles in Q2 2020: 56
--- #92 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 32
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Tulsa
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#8. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Denver in Q2 2020: 58
--- #65 (tie) most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 39
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Tulsa
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#7. Enid, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Enid in Q2 2020: 72
--- #4 most common destination from Enid
- Started a new job in Enid from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 107
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 35 to Enid
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#6. Not in metropolitan area, KS

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 83
--- #15 (tie) most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 58
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 25 to Tulsa
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#5. Lawton, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Lawton in Q2 2020: 96
--- #4 most common destination from Lawton
- Started a new job in Lawton from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 75
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 21 to Tulsa
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#4. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Houston in Q2 2020: 153
--- #41 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 142
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Tulsa
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#3. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Dallas in Q2 2020: 257
--- #35 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 253
--- 3.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Tulsa
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#2. Not in metropolitan area, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 2,009
--- #3 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
- Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 2,067
--- 30.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 58 to Not in metropolitan area
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#1. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 2,427
--- #3 most common destination from Oklahoma City
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 2,734
--- 40.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 307 to Oklahoma City

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