Census data reveal ongoing exodus from California

California_ExidusFrom The DailyCaller, by Jennifer White, 12/12/12 – More people moved out of California in 2011 than moved in, according to the  latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, signaling that the Democrat-run  state’s economic woes continue to drive residents away.

Most statisticians attribute California’s net loss of  100,000 people last year to its high cost of living, increased population density and troubling unemployment rate.

The widening middle class in Mexico is also  encouraging some immigrants to remain in that country instead of moving to  California.

Texas — home to lower taxes, less regulation and what the Manhattan Institute calls a “labor pool  with the right skills at the right price” — is one of the most attractive  destinations for companies departing from California, according to the Census  Bureau.

California has been hemorrhaging residents since 2005, but some experts say  good news is on the horizon.

“We expect over the next couple of years that we will add jobs,”  Los  Angeles County Economic Development Corporation chief economist Robert  Kleinhenz told NBC News. “This year, we’ve added jobs  in California at a faster pace than in the nation as a whole. So, we are moving  in right direction. As that happens, we’ll see the migration numbers turn around  some.”

The Census Bureau reports that 468,428 people have moved to California  from other states, and 269,772 have moved to the state from other countries.

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