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LinkedIn report shows New Yorkers are fleeing to LA

For every 10K Angelenos on the website, 7.3 recently moved from New York

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In the rivalry between New York and California, the Golden State appears to have taken the lead.

An August workforce report by LinkedIn shows that significantly more New Yorkers have relocated to L.A. over the past year than vice versa, L.A. Weekly reported.

For every 10,000 Angelenos registered on the professional networking website, 7.3 have recently moved from New York. By contrast, there are only 4.1 people who’ve recently moved from L.A. to New York for every 10,000 New Yorkers registered on the site.

The study was based on people who switched their location on their LinkedIn pages within the last year.

“A lot of the moving is by people in the creative industries,” LinkedIn economist Guy Berger told L.A. Weekly. “I don’t think either city would find the comparison flattering, but they’re similar in many ways. You have similar sectors and similar skills sets — fashion, design, film, television, drama.”

Celebrities are doing their part for the trend, too. Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Diddy have all recently moved to L.A. [L.A. Weekly]Katherine Clarke