Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Background to headline: "New Yorkers Fleeing State"

Headline story here.
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.

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