ILLINOIS RANKS AS ONE OF THE WORST OUT-MIGRATION STATES IN 2013

Illinois Review

United Van Lines released its 37th annual migration study to The Associated Press. The company tracks the states its customers move to and from over the course of a year.

Michigan was about evenly balanced between inbound and outbound moves. The state had 16 straight years of outbound migration and was tops in outbound moves from 2006 through 2009.

Oregon was the top moving destination for 2013, with 63 percent of interstate moves inbound. It had been runner-up for four straight years.

Oregon was followed by the Carolinas — South Carolina had the second-highest percentage of inbound moves, then North Carolina. South Dakota was fourth and the District of Columbia fifth.

At the other end, New Jersey repeated as the state with the highest percentage of outbound moves, with 63 percent, followed by Illinois, New York, West Virginia and Connecticut.

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