The mass exodus has begun. A new study from career site Zippia found that New York and New Jersey are losing more residents than any other states. New York is number one with the state losing over 300,000 residents from 2017 to 2018. New Yorkers left the big city in favor of states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Connecticut. New Jersey came in second place with the state losing 97,124 residents, fleeing for places like Florida, North Carolina and California.