Lots of stories out there today which don't give a link to the original from the Empire Center for State Policy. Residents are leaving NY but have been doing so for decades, notably in 1970-80 at twice the present rate. Immigration has almost offset all the loss and NY births turn the stats into a slight population increase. Out-migration is still a big story. "The Tax Foundation ranked New York highest in the nation in the combined state and local tax burden in 2008". A New York Post story adds: "Domestic out-migration is predominantly upstate."
|Chart shows migrations but excludes births. Net migration|
has been mostly negative for half a century.