More and more Californians are leaving the Golden State, particularly lower-income residents.
Census Bureau data shows California lost over 138,000 people to domestic migration from July 2016 to July 2017.
Residents fed up with high housing costs are deciding to move to lower-cost states such as Nevada, Arizona and Texas.
A LA Times poll of Californians last fall found that the high cost of living, including housing, was the most important issue facing the state.
Californians also very unhappy with the state’s new gas tax, which has raised fees by 40 percent.
The Golden State has five of the most expensive rental markets in the country: San Francisco, San Jose, LA, Oakland and San Diego.
The high cost of living is also impacting employers, who need to pay their employees enough so they can afford to live in the state.