Migration Drives Population Loss

[imgbelt img=compchange.png]One more rural population story: The loss of nonmetro population in the last three years has been the result of migration, not births and deaths. That means rural populations could recover – if the economy does.


of employment numbers shows that nonmetro counties still had fewer
jobs at the end of 2013 than they did in 2007. That job loss was concentrated
in smaller nonmetro counties – ones that did not have a city with more than
10,000 residents.