When it comes to New Jersey, we are close to being the nation's leader in residents moving out.

This of course is not exactly an honor, but it seems to be a pretty consistent result of national studies and this one, reported at Forbes, was done by the moving company United Van Lines.

The results weren't just bad for New Jersey, they were almost as bad as you can get. Let's put it this way. If it wasn't for Illinois, we have a higher percentage of people moving out than any other state in the nation.

When the research compared how many people were moving out of a state versus how many people were moving in, a whopping 62.9% of New Jersey moves were being made by people who were leaving the state.

It wasn't much better for our neighbors in New York. Their 60.6% moving out rate ranked them third, just behind the Garden State. And if you were wondering which states people are heading to, the top three according to this survey are Idaho, Oregon and Vermont.

It's really kind of sad news for a state that offers many reasons to stay,  but it seems like the congestion, prices and taxes may be just too much for some soon to be ex-Garden State residents to handle.

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