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PHOENIX -- Better out than in? A new study said that more people are moving out of Arizona than in.

The Atlas Van Lines 2013 Migration Patterns Study said there were 2,218 moves out of the state last year, compared to 2,101 inbound moves.

Atlas Marketing Specialist Aaron Chenoweth said that's nothing new.

"For the past four years at least, there have been very slight higher number of moves out of the state."

For example, Chenoweth said "In 2012, we saw 2,038 moves outbound and 1,936 moves inbound."

Chenoweth said the slow economy over the last four years may be responsible for the Arizona numbers, which are based only on customers who hired Atlas for their move.

Atlas still considers Arizona a "balanced" state, because the difference between the number of outbound and inbound moves isn't that big.

"In order for a state to be considered either ‘inbound' or ‘outbound,' they would need to see more than 55 percent moves either out of the state or into the state," he said.

Texas, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado and California are among the western states that gained in the survey.

To read more about the survey, click here.

Bob McClay, Reporter

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