Welcome to Illinois (Where Every 5 Minutes Someone Moves Out)

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

Illinois has the worst migration statistics in the nation. Every 5 minutes, someone decides to leave.

[…] This a guest post by Michael Lucci, Vice President of Policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.

Out-migration is a serious problem for Illinois, and policymakers should focus on curtailing it by fostering a better climate for job creation and economic growth. The more Illinoisans leave, the fewer there are left to shoulder the burden of Illinois’ tremendous debts. The sheer number of residents leaving Illinois matters – but it’s also critical to understand the demographic breakdown of those out-migrating Illinoisans.

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