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Study: More Workers Have Left Hartford in Last Year Than Any Other U.S. City

November 9, 2017 By Staff
Study: More Workers Have Left Hartford in Last Year Than Any Other U.S. City

A new study from LinkedIn confirms what many in Connecticut already know: the state has an out-migration problem.

Hartford lost more workers in the past 12 months than any other U.S. city, according to a study from LinkedIn.

LinkedIn studied migration by examining which of its members “[change] their location on their LinkedIn profile.”

According to LinkedIn, 57.4 workers out of every 10,000 left Hartford in the past 12 months, the most of any U.S. city. Norfolk, Virginia was next on the list, losing 44.7 workers out of every 10,000.

In a bit of good news, LinkedIn said Hartford had the third-largest “abudance of skills” in the nation, after West Palm Beach and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale in Florida.

However, that #3 status may be threatened by out-migration. High taxes and the specter of bankruptcy have led both individuals and businesses to leave the state’s capital city.