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Report: More People Moving Out Of New Jersey Than Other States

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United Van Lines Moving Truck (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880)/CBS 2 - More people moved out of New Jersey in 2010 at a faster rate than any other of the contiguous 48 states, according to a national moving company.

United Van Lines says out of the 146,837 interstate household moves handled by their company, New Jersey was this highest out-bound move at 62.5 percent.

WCBS Anchor Wayne Cabot talks with Melissa Sullivan of United Van Lines about the study.

WCBS 880 Anchor Wayne Cabot talks with United Van Lines Melissa Sullivan about the latest report

Sullivan says New York and Connecticut fall into the ‘balance’ category.

So, where is the highest in-bound move? For the third consecutive year, Washington D.C. holds the top spot at 64.3 percent.

United Van Lines has been tracking household interstate moves since 1977.

CBS 2′s Tony Aiello talks with Lew Chakrin, Dean of the Anisfield Business School at Ramapo College.

“It’s been this way for a while, caused by a number of things. High taxes in the state of New Jersey, an unfriendly, what was thought of as an unfriendly business environment,” said Charkrin.

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