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January 5, 2015

It’s another dubious distinction, but the Garden State ranked first when it came to residents leaving the state in 2014, versus those who moved, according to a national movers study. In New Jersey, 65 percent of those that hired United Van Lines to move household goods were leaving the state -- ranking it first in the country.

United Van Lines has been tracking migration patterns state by state since 1977, and for the third year in a row showed the Northeast losing the highest number of people -- primarily through retirement. New York, with 64 percent of people leaving the state, and Connecticut, with 57 percent, were also in the Top 10 outbound migration states.

Where are they moving to? Oregon ranked first for inbound migration, followed by South Carolina, North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida.

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