States where people in Washington are getting new jobs

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

In Q2 2020, 16,951 people from Washington started a job in another state. Keep reading to find out which states were most common.

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#20. Michigan

- Started a new job in Michigan from Washington in Q2 2020: 173
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Michigan in Q2 2020: 200
--- #20 most common destination from Michigan
- Net job flow: 27 to Washington
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#19. Massachusetts

- Started a new job in Massachusetts from Washington in Q2 2020: 175
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Massachusetts in Q2 2020: 353
--- #19 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Net job flow: 178 to Washington
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#18. Missouri

- Started a new job in Missouri from Washington in Q2 2020: 181
--- 1.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Missouri in Q2 2020: 230
--- #21 most common destination from Missouri
- Net job flow: 49 to Washington
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#17. Ohio

- Started a new job in Ohio from Washington in Q2 2020: 204
--- 1.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Ohio in Q2 2020: 240
--- #24 most common destination from Ohio
- Net job flow: 36 to Washington
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#16. Tennessee

- Started a new job in Tennessee from Washington in Q2 2020: 225
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Tennessee in Q2 2020: 211
--- #20 most common destination from Tennessee
- Net job flow: 14 to Tennessee
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#15. Illinois

- Started a new job in Illinois from Washington in Q2 2020: 246
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Illinois in Q2 2020: 428
--- #22 most common destination from Illinois
- Net job flow: 182 to Washington
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#14. Georgia

- Started a new job in Georgia from Washington in Q2 2020: 265
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Georgia in Q2 2020: 356
--- #23 most common destination from Georgia
- Net job flow: 91 to Washington
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#13. Virginia

- Started a new job in Virginia from Washington in Q2 2020: 269
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Virginia in Q2 2020: 351
--- #19 most common destination from Virginia
- Net job flow: 82 to Washington
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#12. North Carolina

- Started a new job in North Carolina from Washington in Q2 2020: 279
--- 1.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from North Carolina in Q2 2020: 293
--- #22 most common destination from North Carolina
- Net job flow: 14 to Washington
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#11. New York

- Started a new job in New York from Washington in Q2 2020: 324
--- 1.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from New York in Q2 2020: 715
--- #19 most common destination from New York
- Net job flow: 391 to Washington
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#10. Utah

- Started a new job in Utah from Washington in Q2 2020: 354
--- 2.1% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Utah in Q2 2020: 450
--- #8 most common destination from Utah
- Net job flow: 96 to Washington
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#9. Nevada

- Started a new job in Nevada from Washington in Q2 2020: 392
--- 2.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Nevada in Q2 2020: 426
--- #6 most common destination from Nevada
- Net job flow: 34 to Washington
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#8. Montana

- Started a new job in Montana from Washington in Q2 2020: 443
--- 2.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Montana in Q2 2020: 292
--- #2 most common destination from Montana
- Net job flow: 151 to Montana
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#7. Colorado

- Started a new job in Colorado from Washington in Q2 2020: 487
--- 2.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Colorado in Q2 2020: 670
--- #11 most common destination from Colorado
- Net job flow: 183 to Washington
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#6. Florida

- Started a new job in Florida from Washington in Q2 2020: 559
--- 3.3% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Florida in Q2 2020: 765
--- #24 most common destination from Florida
- Net job flow: 206 to Washington
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#5. Arizona

- Started a new job in Arizona from Washington in Q2 2020: 839
--- 4.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Arizona in Q2 2020: 934
--- #6 most common destination from Arizona
- Net job flow: 95 to Washington
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#4. Texas

- Started a new job in Texas from Washington in Q2 2020: 1,169
--- 6.9% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Texas in Q2 2020: 1,532
--- #15 most common destination from Texas
- Net job flow: 363 to Washington
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#3. Idaho

- Started a new job in Idaho from Washington in Q2 2020: 1,790
--- 10.6% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Idaho in Q2 2020: 1,739
--- #1 most common destination from Idaho
- Net job flow: 51 to Idaho
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#2. California

- Started a new job in California from Washington in Q2 2020: 2,627
--- 15.5% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from California in Q2 2020: 5,129
--- #5 most common destination from California
- Net job flow: 2,502 to Washington
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#1. Oregon

- Started a new job in Oregon from Washington in Q2 2020: 3,601
--- 21.2% of total new out-of-state jobs
- Started a new job in Washington from Oregon in Q2 2020: 4,740
--- #2 most common destination from Oregon
- Net job flow: 1,139 to Washington

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