Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nice graphics showing the difference in employment levels between Texas and California AND the price of moving trucks/vans between the two states..The signs are everywhere...

Source: Carpe Diem
 I don't know the number of jobs Texas has "stolen" from California, but I am sure there has been somewhat of a zero-sum result in net gain/loss in jobs between the two states.  One underlying market sign as to what may be happening is the self-moving truck/van market.  From the two graphics I clipped today (July 24th) from the U-Haul website shows a dramatic difference in price depending on which way you are going. There may be other reasons for the difference in price, but I surmise migration for employment opportunities is a major reason...It could NOT possibly be for the social programs Texas has...

Cost to rent a U-Haul Truck to move from Texas to California:

Cost to rent a U-Haul Truck to move from California to Texas:
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