Yep. My nephew moved from Illinois this year past to take a job as an engineer in Boise. His life-long Illinoisan parents are considering moving to Idaho, too. It makes total sense to me to go where the jobs are, where the economy is robust, but I say that as an immigrant from Canada to the US. My father took a better job with the American counterpart of his company, 50 years ago. But statistics say relatively few people actually pick up and move much further than the region from which they are born. I understand that too, having sacrificed the stability of extended family and long-time friends ties. Still, I understand that waiting around for someone to make things better is a quick route to nowhere. In that respect, I truly am an immigrant.