Study: New Jersey ranks No. 1 on list of most moved-from states for 5th year

New Jersey ranks No. 1 on the list of the most moved-from states in 2016, according to a study by the moving company United Van Lines released Tuesday.



It's the fifth consecutive year the state ranks first.



The study found that 63 percent of moves in New Jersey were moves out of the state.



The No. 1 reason people were leaving New Jersey was because of a job. People also left the state due to retirement, lifestyle, family and health.



The United Van Lines study also found that most people were moving west from the Northeast. The No. 2 state was Illinois, followed by New York.



The state that had the highest percentage of people moving into it was South Dakota. Nearly 68 percent of moves in South Dakota were into the state.


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