Study Shows New Jersey Residents Leaving the State at High Rates

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A new study finds that more people are fleeing New Jersey to live elsewhere.

Officials with United Van Lines, a moving company based in St. Louis, released its 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns.

According to the study, New Jersey had the highest percentage of outbound moves.

Surprisingly, Vermont, which has the second smallest population in the country, has the highest percentage of inbound moves in 2018.

The study showed that Americans continue to move west and south with the Mountain West and South regions showing high percentages of inbound moves, while the Northeast and Midwest had high percentages of outbound moves.

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