Illinois ranked No. 4 most-moved-out-of state over the last year, according to a new report, as the coronavirus pandemic swept through the nation.
According to the migration report from HireAHelper, Illinois ranked under California, New York and New Jersey with a net loss of -40% during 2020.
Here's a list of the top most-moved-out-of states in the U.S. during the pandemic:
- New York
- New Jersey
- Washington, D.C.
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Although the data was unable to tell how many people moved from Illinois specifically due to COVID-19, 25% of reloactions across the U.S. reported to have been coronavirus-related.
Of those who moved due to the pandemic, nearly one-third relocated to look after family members, the report showed. Data showed about 35% of coronavirus-forced moves were due to financial hardship.
Despite Illinois ranking in the top five most-moved-out-of states, no city in Illinois earned a ranking on the top most-moved-from cities.
The report, which analyzed 75,000 moves across the country, calculated each state's net loss then ranked accordingly. The net loss took the number of new residents moving to a state divided by the number of individuals moving out, turning it into a percentage.