Study: More people fled New Jersey in 2018 than any other state

According to a new study by United Van Lines, New Jersey residents fled the state at the highest rate in the country last year.

The study cites that the main reason people left the Garden State was for job opportunities.

Other states in the top 5 of outbound moves include Illinois, Connecticut, New York and Kansas. Regionally, the Northeast and Midwest saw the highest percentages of departures.

New England welcomed the largest percentage of new residents in 2018. Vermont saw the highest influx of newcomers last year. Other states in the top five of inbound moves include Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.

The top reasons why movers flocked to Vermont was for job opportunities or to retire.