3:04 pm November 15, 2011, by Christopher Seward
With the economy still struggling to create enough jobs for the jobless, people have less reason to move.
Between 2010 and 2011, only 11.6 percent of Americans moved residences, compared with 20.2 percent who relocated in 1985, the year before the steady decline began, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The bureau began tracking such moves in 1948. According to Bloomberg News’ report on the study, most people who move long distances do so for new job opportunities.
Another study by the American Community Survey found most state-to-state moves from 2009 to 2010 were from California to other Western states and from New York to Florida. But even Floridians were on the move, with 49,901 of them relocating to Georgia.
Would you leave a current job for one in another state or does it come down to “a bird in the hand …?”
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