WSJ: Americans moving again for jobs

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

via netbase.com

via netbase.com

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.

Via WSJ.com:

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
-224,468
Illinois
-156,197
California
-104,093
New Jersey
-103,252

The Top 4 Winner States

Colorado
62,296
North Carolina
72,136
Florida
219,003
Texas
290,354

See the full list here.

Advertisements

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.

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s