WSJ: Americans moving again for jobs

Looks like we aren’t the only ones on the move.



Via a tweet from The Wall Street Journal:

@WSJ: Americans have begun moving again – job-related relocations at highest rate since before recession.

The story is behind the paywall, but the numbers aren’t. Interesting figures related to how many people are moving to or leaving a region. The South crushed the other regions in terms of attracting new workers.


Below, how the population of states and regions have changed due to people moving within the U.S. Figures from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2012.

Northeast: -420,895

Midwest: -418,896

South: 765,727

West: 74,064

Louisiana came in at the middle of the pack, posting a slight gain (5,965) in population.

The Top 4 Loser States

New York
New Jersey

The Top 4 Winner States

North Carolina

See the full list here.

2 thoughts on “WSJ: Americans moving again for jobs

  1. Alex H says:

    So Florida *does* have jobs! And Mississippi’s lost more people than any other Southern state. 😦

    Michigan was the only state to lose population between 2000 and 2010.

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