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Leaving Nevada For Work
Leaving Nevada For Work

AIR DATE: August 28, 2013

Nevada continues to lead the United States in unemployment. It seems then, that it would follow that unemployed workers here would seek work elsewhere – but that isn’t necessarily the case.

In 1985, 20 percent of the population relocated – last year, that number was at only 12 percent. New research shows that one demographic is willing to go where the jobs are – immigrants.

Why do workers stay in one place and how would greater mobility benefit the economy?


John Restrepo, RCG Economics

Brian Kovak, Carnegie Mellon Professor, co-author of a report on immigrants willingness to relocate for jobs

Paul Mayer, left Nevada to work in New Mexico

Philip Dahlheim, consultant, has reinvented profesional identity since recession


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