A recent report from the Illinois Policy Institute think tank uses Census migration data to show what the group calls an “inflection point in its economic crisis.”
In 2014 the state had the second largest net loss of people moving to other states in the nation, behind New York. This trend, which recorded a “mass exodus” of 95,000 residents to other states last year, makes it crucial for newly elected governor Bruce Rauner to push for doing away with the 2011 tax hikes. Other states that had big losses in domestic migration included New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania.
States with the largest increases tended to be in the south: