bkbennett1 via flickr

People are flocking to North Dakota more than any other state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2012, their population increased by 1.5 percent. Other states, however, are less popular whether it’s due to unemployment, high living costs or other factors. These are the 25 states that the most people have been leaving this past year.

25 Nebraska
bk1bennett

Total population: 1,855,525 people

Amount of people leaving state: 967

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.0521 percent

24 New Hampshire
jronaldlee via flickr

Total population: 1,320,718 people

Amount of people leaving state: 956

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.0724 percent

23 California
Franco Folini via flickr

Total population: 38,041,430 people

Amount of people leaving state: 44,541

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1171 percent

22 Iowa
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 3,074,186 people

Amount of people leaving state: 3,618

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1177 percent

21 Kentucky
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 4,380,415 people

Amount of people leaving state: 5,794

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1323 percent

20 Maryland
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 5,884,563 people

Amount of people leaving state: 7,821

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1329 percent

19 Massachusetts
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 6,646,144 people

Amount of people leaving state: 9,613

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1446 percent

18 Pennsylvania
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 12,763,536 people

Amount of people leaving state: 18,767

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.147 percent

17 Minnesota
A.M. Kuchling via flickr

Total population: 5,379,139 people

Amount of people leaving state: 8,127

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1511 percent

16 Wisconsin
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 5,726,398 people

Amount of people leaving state: 9,929

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1734 percent

15 Kansas
earlycj5 via flickr

Total population: 2,885,905 people

Amount of people leaving state: 5,621

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.1948 percent

14 Indiana
ardee4 via flickr

Total population: 6,537,334 people

Amount of people leaving state: 13,291

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.2033 percent

13 Hawaii
Flying Cloud via flickr

Total population: 1,392,313 people

Amount of people leaving state: 3,015

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.2165 percent

12 Mississippi
duncan_idaho_2007

Total population: 2,984,926 people

Amount of people leaving state: 6,570

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.2201 percent

11 Missouri
ChrisYunker via flickr

Total population: 6,021,988 people

Amount of people leaving state: 14,195

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.2357 percent

10 Vermont
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 626,011 people

Amount of people leaving state: 1,726

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.2757 percent

9 Ohio
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 11,544,225 people

Amount of people leaving state: 37,622

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.3259 percent

8 Michigan
humbertomoreno via flickr

Total population: 9,883,360 people

Amount of people leaving state: 32,982

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.3337 percent

7 New Mexico
michaelwhitney via flickr

Total population: 2,085,538 people

Amount of people leaving state: 7,577

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.3633 percent

6 Alaska
kiskadee3 via flickr

Total population: 731,449 people

Amount of people leaving state: 3,135

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.4286 percent

5 Rhode Island
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 731,449 people

Amount of people leaving state: 3,135

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.4286 percent

4 Connecticut
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 3,590,347 people

Amount of people leaving state: 19,251

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.5362 percent

3 New Jersey
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 8,864,590 people

Amount of people leaving state: 49,300

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.5561 percent

2 Illinois
Dougtone via flickr

Total population: 12,875,255 people

Amount of people leaving state: 73,453

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.5705 percent

1 New York
Randy Le'Moine Photography via flickr

Total population: 19,570,261 people

Amount of people leaving state: 115,754

Percent of population change from moving interstate: -0.5915 percent