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Residents continue to flee NJ, study finds

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More residents are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in, according to a report released by North American Moving Services. The company has released migration reports since 2011 based on customer movement trends. 

According to the report, New Jersey is one of six states with majority outbound migration since 2011. The others include New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota.

New Jersey’s outbound migration has mostly been offset by the increase in international immigration, which contributes to some reports suggesting New Jersey will become a minority majority state within the next decade.

Outbound migration trends have been a popular talking point for politicians in New Jersey, typically mentioned in tandem with rising property taxes and cost of living. However, outbound migration is a trend across many Northeast states.

Over the past few decades, studies have shown more Americans are moving to warmer climates.

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Arthur Augustyn

Arthur Augustyn

Arthur Augustyn grew up in Massachusetts and previously covered the video game industry in Los Angeles, city politics in Malibu, California, and local news in Bergen County before working at NJBIZ. He currently covers cannabis, government and tech.

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