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Moving rate in US is at lowest ever tracked

Residents stuck amid struggle with economy

By Hope Yen
Associated Press / October 28, 2011

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Yet another symptom of the economic downturn: Americans aren’t moving. Young adults are staying put, often with their parents. Older people aren’t able to retire to beachfront or lakeside homes. U.S. mobility is at its lowest point since World War II. New information from the Census Bureau highlights the continuing impact of the housing bust and unemployment on U.S. migration, after earlier signs that mobility was back on the upswing.

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