I’ve said before I don’t want to move to another state to find work, but it seems I’m alone in that reluctance. Michigan this year is again the top state when it comes to people moving out of it to someplace else:
Of the 10,325 interstate shipments handled by United Van Lines in Michigan during the year, 66% were for moving people out of the state, putting Michigan in a tie with North Dakota for the largest percentage of outbound moves for the year.
Not once since 1977, when the company began tracking the data, has Michigan had more customers moving into the state than exiting it. But the 66% departure rate was just below Michigan’s highest departure level of 66.9%, in 1981.
David Corrigan, president of Farmington Hills-based Corrigan Moving Systems, which is affiliated with United Van Lines, said the economy and the weather are the biggest factors in why people are leaving. “It’s definitely gotten worse,” he said. “If people are looking for a job, they tend to have to go to another state to find one.”
The top three places Michiganders are moving to? California, Florida and Texas. None of which I have any desire to move to. So what state is tops for gaining more residents than losing them? North Carolina. My biological father was from that state and I technically have family there someplace, but damned if I know any of them very well. *Sigh* I realize it’s a major character flaw that I actually like Michigan.