NJ residents leave state at higher rate

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 New Jersey residents are leaving the state at triple the rate they were five years ago, which could lead to a population drop next year, according to a new Rutgers University report. The outflow cost the state economy about $10 billion in income. Some blame the state’s high cost of living and housing. The number of new residents has slid since 2002. A slumping housing market could be good news. “Basically, if you can’t sell your house, you can’t move,” the report said.