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Where workers are leaving

Note: LinkedIn defines migration as a member changing their location on their LinkedIn profile; Data: LinkedIn Workforce Report, November 2017; Chart: Chris Canipe / Axios

A new study by LinkedIn using the social network's data says Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn., and Norfolk, Va., are losing more jobs than anywhere else among the nation's top 50 cities over the past year.

  • Who are these people? A lot are nurses, teachers and construction workers, who are in high demand elsewhere in the country, says Guy Berger, Linkedin's chief economist.

The thing about these three professions is that people in them are usually the last people to leave a town or city, simply because their jobs tend to be the most in demand and so the most stable, Berger tells Axios.