15 States Where Americans Don't Want To Live Anymore

9. North Dakota

Sunrise over Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
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The sun rises over Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

Outbound moves: 55.2%

North Dakota’s wide-open spaces are feeling even more empty these days.

While almost 60% of those who left did so for better job prospects, North Dakota’s unemployment rate is extremely low at just 2.4%. It seems finding a job isn’t hard; it just might not be a job you want.

Modern_rabbit on Reddit says the laid-back atmosphere can come as a “culture shock” to newcomers, highlighting a “lack of public transportation, lack of style, lack of flavor, lack of air pollution (and) lack of seafood.”