Birthplace of the blues, Mississippi is a great place for music, wonderful beaches, and delicious Southern comfort food. But unfortunately, it also has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US, getting 5.4% unemployment in 2019, when the national average was 3.5%. So it might not be a huge surprise that the state gets 49.4% of outbound moves.
According to people who leave this state, it is mostly to find work, but it is not the only reason. Indeed, some people also say it is too hot there, and the fauna can be quite unpleasant, particularly because of the numerous mosquitoes and biting flies. People there are really nice and friendly, but the conditions aren’t great, which also explains why Mississippians move out.