Oregon vs. other states on migration (Chart)

By Patrick Emerson
Oregon Economics Blog

From United Van Lines comes their annual report on whom they moved and where. It turn out that Oregon is still a top state in terms of net in-migraton. Given that United Van Lines customers probably skew wealthier and more educated (and perhaps disproportionately are having their move paid for by an employer), this is probably a very good thing for the state.

On the other hand, given local unemployment remains very high, it may suggest that employers looking for high skilled and well trained people are having to go outside the state in which case it is still a good thing that they are coming, but a terrible condemnation of our public education system.

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