Youth MIgration Not As Bad As Thought

Cheyenne, WY – The state's Senior Economist says the out-migration of Wyoming's youth is not as bad as many people believe. Wenlin Liu looked at data from the 2000 census. He says Wyomong lost about six thousand young adults from 1995 to 2000. But Liu points out that was when the rest of the country was booming and there were plenty of jobs in metropolitan areas. He says the job situation in Wyoming has improved since them. Liu says it's natural for young people to gravitate toward large cities. But he says many of those adults are looking to move back to Wyoming.