Moving Trends: People Want to Get the Hell Out of NJ

Once again, New Jersey tops the list of states people are fleeing.

United Van Lines has released the results of its annual migration study, which tracks where its customers relocate. Pennsylvania fared just fine, meriting a “balanced” rating — meaning an equal number of people moved in as moved out. But boy, New Jersey just can’t get a break. It has ranked No. 1 in “high outbound” states — places where 55 percent or more of the moves are departures — in three of the last four years. New Jersey tallied up 64 percent in 2013. Illinois, New York and West Virginia were close behind.

The highest inbound state this year was Oregon, followed by South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.