People from these metros are finding new jobs in Tulsa

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Tulsa

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, 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’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job in Tulsa, OK in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Atlanta in Q1 2021: 26
--- #119 most common destination from Atlanta
- Started a new job in Atlanta from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 38
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Atlanta
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#19. Baton Rouge, LA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Baton Rouge in Q1 2021: 26
--- #46 most common destination from Baton Rouge
- Started a new job in Baton Rouge from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 14
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Tulsa
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#18. Springfield, MO

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Springfield in Q1 2021: 27
--- #18 most common destination from Springfield
- Started a new job in Springfield from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 21
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Tulsa
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#17. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Riverside in Q1 2021: 28
--- #81 most common destination from Riverside
- Started a new job in Riverside from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 17
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Tulsa
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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Washington in Q1 2021: 29
--- #167 (tie) most common destination from Washington
- Started a new job in Washington from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 13
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 16 to Tulsa

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#15. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Nashville in Q1 2021: 30
--- #86 most common destination from Nashville
- Started a new job in Nashville from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 26
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 4 to Tulsa
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#14. Non-metropolitan area(s), MO

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Non in Q1 2021: 32
--- #17 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 29
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Tulsa
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#13. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Austin in Q1 2021: 35
--- #52 (tie) most common destination from Austin
- Started a new job in Austin from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 46
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 11 to Austin
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#12. St. Louis, MO-IL

- Started a new job in Tulsa from St. Louis in Q1 2021: 38
--- #51 most common destination from St. Louis
- Started a new job in St. Louis from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 45
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to St. Louis
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#11. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Phoenix in Q1 2021: 38
--- #73 most common destination from Phoenix
- Started a new job in Phoenix from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 56
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 18 to Phoenix

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#10. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Chicago in Q1 2021: 39
--- #79 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 58
--- 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 19 to Chicago
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#9. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Denver in Q1 2021: 56
--- #60 most common destination from Denver
- Started a new job in Denver from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 51
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 5 to Tulsa
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#8. Non-metropolitan area(s), TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Non in Q1 2021: 57
--- #39 (tie) most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 66
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 9 to Non
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#7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Los Angeles in Q1 2021: 70
--- #102 most common destination from Los Angeles
- Started a new job in Los Angeles from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 32
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 38 to Tulsa
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#6. Enid, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Enid in Q1 2021: 97
--- #4 most common destination from Enid
- Started a new job in Enid from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 91
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to Tulsa

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#5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Houston in Q1 2021: 187
--- #47 most common destination from Houston
- Started a new job in Houston from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 163
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 24 to Tulsa
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#4. Lawton, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Lawton in Q1 2021: 191
--- #4 most common destination from Lawton
- Started a new job in Lawton from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 120
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 71 to Tulsa
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#3. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Dallas in Q1 2021: 256
--- #39 most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 334
--- 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 78 to Dallas
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#2. Non-metropolitan area(s), OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Non in Q1 2021: 2,345
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 2,429
--- 30.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 84 to Non
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#1. Oklahoma City, OK

- Started a new job in Tulsa from Oklahoma City in Q1 2021: 3,001
--- #3 most common destination from Oklahoma City
- Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Tulsa in Q1 2021: 3,097
--- 39.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 96 to Oklahoma City

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