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 Wichita, KS 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 Wichita, KS in the second quarter of 2020.

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#20. Not in metropolitan area, NE

– Started a new job in Wichita from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 16
— #29 (tie) most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
– Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Wichita in Q2 2020: 17
— 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 1 to Not in metropolitan area

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

– Started a new job in Wichita from Chicago in Q2 2020: 17
— #145 (tie) most common destination from Chicago
– Started a new job in Chicago from Wichita in Q2 2020: 20
— 0.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 3 to Chicago

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#18. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

– Started a new job in Wichita from Phoenix in Q2 2020: 19
— #119 (tie) most common destination from Phoenix
– Started a new job in Phoenix from Wichita in Q2 2020: 24
— 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 5 to Phoenixhttps://402d05670c0c10acb3b5aeba5816fe5c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

– Started a new job in Wichita from Seattle in Q2 2020: 19
— #105 (tie) most common destination from Seattle
– Started a new job in Seattle from Wichita in Q2 2020: 17
— 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 2 to Wichita

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#16. Springfield, MO

– Started a new job in Wichita from Springfield in Q2 2020: 19
— #21 most common destination from Springfield
– Started a new job in Springfield from Wichita in Q2 2020: 18
— 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 1 to Wichita

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#15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

– Started a new job in Wichita from Los Angeles in Q2 2020: 21
— #84 (tie) most common destination from Los Angeles
– Started a new job in Los Angeles from Wichita in Q2 2020: 35
— 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 14 to Los Angeles

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#14. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

– Started a new job in Wichita from Omaha in Q2 2020: 22
— #50 most common destination from Omaha
– Started a new job in Omaha from Wichita in Q2 2020: 18
— 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 4 to Wichita

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#13. Not in metropolitan area, MO

– Started a new job in Wichita from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 23
— #26 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
– Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Wichita in Q2 2020: 31
— 0.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 8 to Not in metropolitan area

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

– Started a new job in Wichita from Houston in Q2 2020: 26
— #103 (tie) most common destination from Houston
– Started a new job in Houston from Wichita in Q2 2020: 27
— 0.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 1 to Houston

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#11. Tulsa, OK

– Started a new job in Wichita from Tulsa in Q2 2020: 35
— #13 most common destination from Tulsa
– Started a new job in Tulsa from Wichita in Q2 2020: 47
— 1.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 12 to Tulsa

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#10. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

– Started a new job in Wichita from Denver in Q2 2020: 45
— #62 most common destination from Denver
– Started a new job in Denver from Wichita in Q2 2020: 42
— 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 3 to Wichita

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#9. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

– Started a new job in Wichita from Dallas in Q2 2020: 48
— #62 most common destination from Dallas
– Started a new job in Dallas from Wichita in Q2 2020: 120
— 3.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 72 to Dallas

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#8. Not in metropolitan area, OK

– Started a new job in Wichita from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 50
— #15 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
– Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Wichita in Q2 2020: 65
— 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 15 to Not in metropolitan area

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#7. St. Louis, MO-IL

– Started a new job in Wichita from St. Louis in Q2 2020: 56
— #29 (tie) most common destination from St. Louis
– Started a new job in St. Louis from Wichita in Q2 2020: 66
— 1.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 10 to St. Louis

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#6. Oklahoma City, OK

– Started a new job in Wichita from Oklahoma City in Q2 2020: 56
— #12 most common destination from Oklahoma City
– Started a new job in Oklahoma City from Wichita in Q2 2020: 70
— 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 14 to Oklahoma City

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#5. Lawrence, KS

– Started a new job in Wichita from Lawrence in Q2 2020: 125
— #5 most common destination from Lawrence
– Started a new job in Lawrence from Wichita in Q2 2020: 137
— 3.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 12 to Lawrence

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#4. Manhattan, KS

– Started a new job in Wichita from Manhattan in Q2 2020: 210
— #4 most common destination from Manhattan
– Started a new job in Manhattan from Wichita in Q2 2020: 170
— 4.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 40 to Wichita

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#3. Topeka, KS

– Started a new job in Wichita from Topeka in Q2 2020: 287
— #4 most common destination from Topeka
– Started a new job in Topeka from Wichita in Q2 2020: 288
— 7.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 1 to Topeka

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#2. Kansas City, MO-KS

– Started a new job in Wichita from Kansas City in Q2 2020: 1,105
— #3 most common destination from Kansas City
– Started a new job in Kansas City from Wichita in Q2 2020: 1,996
— 49.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 891 to Kansas City

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#1. Not in metropolitan area, KS

– Started a new job in Wichita from Not in metropolitan area in Q2 2020: 1,290
— #2 most common destination from Not in metropolitan area
– Started a new job in Not in metropolitan area from Wichita in Q2 2020: 1,311
— 32.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
– Net job flow: 21 to Not in metropolitan area

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