Upstate New York At-a-Glance

A Brain Drain or an Insufficient Brain Gain?

Number 2, August 2007
JEL classification: R23, J10

Author: Richard Deitz

Upstate New York’s weak population and labor force growth in recent years has raised concerns about a loss of educated workers. Indeed, the region has seen a net outflow of college-educated people. This issue of Upstate New York At-a-Glance finds that this net outflow reflects a low rate of in-migration to the region, rather than an unusually high rate of out-migration.

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