States where people in Washington, D.C. are getting new jobs

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August 31, 2021
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States where people in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. that started a new job in the second quarter of 2020. Data is not available for Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In Q2 2020, 10,157 people from Washington, D.C. started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Oregon

- Started a new job in Oregon from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 36
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Oregon in Q2 2020: 24
--- #39 most common destination from Oregon
- Net job flow: 12 to Oregon
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#19. Connecticut

- Started a new job in Connecticut from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 47
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Connecticut in Q2 2020: 66
--- #24 most common destination from Connecticut
- Net job flow: 19 to Washington, D.C.
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#18. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 49
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 45
--- #38 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 4 to Tennessee
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#17. South Carolina

- Started a new job in South Carolina from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 49
--- 0.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from South Carolina in Q2 2020: 50
--- #36 most common destination from South Carolina
- Net job flow: 1 to Washington, D.C.
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#16. Michigan

- Started a new job in Michigan from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 56
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Michigan in Q2 2020: 38
--- #36 most common destination from Michigan
- Net job flow: 18 to Michigan
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#15. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 57
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Ohio in Q2 2020: 58
--- #36 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 1 to Washington, D.C.
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#14. Washington

- Started a new job in Washington from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 78
--- 0.8% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Washington in Q2 2020: 54
--- #39 most common destination from Washington
- Net job flow: 24 to Washington
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#13. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 100
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Colorado in Q2 2020: 48
--- #41 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 52 to Colorado
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#12. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 106
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Illinois in Q2 2020: 73
--- #33 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 33 to Illinois
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#11. New Jersey

- Started a new job in New Jersey from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 111
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from New Jersey in Q2 2020: 65
--- #22 (tie) most common destination from New Jersey
- Net job flow: 46 to New Jersey
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#10. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 126
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Georgia in Q2 2020: 119
--- #32 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 7 to Georgia
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#9. Massachusetts

- Started a new job in Massachusetts from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 156
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Massachusetts in Q2 2020: 189
--- #23 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Net job flow: 33 to Washington, D.C.
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#8. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 173
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 111
--- #28 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 62 to North Carolina
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#7. Pennsylvania

- Started a new job in Pennsylvania from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 192
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Pennsylvania in Q2 2020: 172
--- #22 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Net job flow: 20 to Pennsylvania
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#6. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 209
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Texas in Q2 2020: 130
--- #38 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 79 to Texas
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#5. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 216
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Florida in Q2 2020: 173
--- #34 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 43 to Florida
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#4. California

- Started a new job in California from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 319
--- 3.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from California in Q2 2020: 263
--- #32 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 56 to California
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#3. New York

- Started a new job in New York from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 361
--- 3.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from New York in Q2 2020: 361
--- #16 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 0 to Washington, D.C.
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#2. Maryland

- Started a new job in Maryland from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 3,393
--- 33.4% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Maryland in Q2 2020: 3,408
--- #2 most common destination from Maryland
- Net job flow: 15 to Washington, D.C.
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#1. Virginia

- Started a new job in Virginia from Washington, D.C. in Q2 2020: 3,866
--- 38.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington, D.C. from Virginia in Q2 2020: 3,515
--- #2 most common destination from Virginia
- Net job flow: 351 to Virginia

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