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Nonmetropolitan Outmigration Counties: Some are Poor, Many are Prosperous

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR107/ERR107.pdf

Examines the features of mostly rural counties that are losing population, even though some are relatively prosperous.  Outmigration is usually a mark of high unemployment, high poverty, and loss of manufacturing jobs.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture