More Workers Moving Out-of-State for Jobs

During the recession, many Americans were unable to move for a job because they couldn’t sell homes that had fallen in value, according to a recent USA TODAY article. However, now that the economy is improving, American workers are less hesitant to consider a move.

“We’re starting to see (candidates) open up the job search to make sure they find the right position,” Janette Marx of staffing firm Adecco says in the article.

However, the movement still isn’t up to pre-recession numbers, according to the article. In the 12 months from March 2010 to March 2011, 4.8 million, or 1.6 percent of Americans, moved to a different state, up from 4.3 million the previous 12 months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As a comparison, in 2002, 7.6 million people moved between states.

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