Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit points to an obvious trend . The only real surprise in the migration data is that most people are shocked when they are presented with the facts .

   Keep in mind that , due to the newcomers the net loss appears less consequential until you consider the fact that the bulk of the incoming migrants to NY are poor unskilled labor whereas the escaping group is comprised mostly of the affluent , skilled , educated producer class .

    This naturally slams the state with a double whammy in that the incoming draw more heavily on public services at exactly the time that the exfiltrating class is removing their tax share from the public coffers . Ouch …

CNS News reported:

“New York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period, according to the Tax Foundation.

Over that decade the state gained 2.1 million, so net migration amounted to 1.3 million,representing a loss of $45.6 billion in income.

Where are they escaping to?  The Tax Foundation found that more than 600,000 New York residents moved to Florida over the
decade – opting perhaps for the Sunshine State’s more lenient tax system – taking nearly.$20 billion in adjusted growth income with them. “