Wisconsin is sitting at # 20 in The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50 December 6, 2016
> Debt per capita: $3,876 (18th highest) > 2015 Unemployment rate: 4.6% (19th lowest) > Credit rating: Aa2/AA > Poverty: 12.1% (15th lowest)
A declining population, particularly when residents are moving out of state, often can be traced to a lack of job opportunities or a low quality of life. Between 2010 and 2015, 14,210 more people moved out of the state than moved in, equivalent to a net population loss of 0.2% over that time. Wisconsin is one of just 14 states with a net negative migration over the last five years. Home values in the state remained effectively stagnant over that time, even as the U.S. median home value increased by 12%. This is likely a product of outbound migration from the state.