You’ll be hearing about this tidbit from Republicans on the campaign trail in ’14: Connecticut led the nation last year in the percentage of outbound moves, as measured in the annual survey by Atlas Van Lines.

Sixty percent of interstate moves involving Connecticut customers were outbound, followed by 59 percent for New York and Indiana. Over 10 years, the top three outbound states were New York, New Jersey and Ohio.

The highest inbound state last year was North Dakota, where a booming energy business apparently outweighed the state’s scary wind chill numbers. Sixty-seven percent of that state’s moves were inbound. North Carolina and Texas rounded out the top three.

Over the past 10 years, the three top inbound destinations were Washington D.C., Alaska and North Carolina.

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Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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