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U.S. Census: 97K people emigrated from P.R. to the US in ’17
Published Friday, September 14, 2018 7:00 am
by Michelle Kantrow-Vázquez

Por News is my Business

Some 97,000 people moved from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland in 2017, while 20,000 did the same, but in the opposite direction, resulting in a net migratory movement of negative 77,000, according to the U.S Census Bureau’s Puerto Rico Community Survey released Thursday.

The Survey’s statistics refer to the information collected during calendar year 2017 and includes social, economic and housing data for Puerto Rico and municipalities with a population of 65,000 people or more.

This is the highest migratory movement, both in absolute terms and in net terms, on record since the Puerto Rico Community Survey was launched in 2005, according to the findings revealed by the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, which belongs to the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center network.

“These data will be described in more detail in the Institutes’ 2017 Migrant Profile, which will be published in the coming months,” the local agency noted.