Net Migration Rate Per 1,000 Arizona Residents
The net migration rate is highly cyclical, with higher numbers during economic expansions. The net migration rate to Arizona has trended down since the early 1980s, as the net number of migrants averaged across the economic cycle has hardly changed while the number of Arizona residents has increased substantially. Even with a record net number of migrants during 2005 and 2006, the net migration rate was lower than during prior economic expansions. The rate in 2009 was the lowest on record; the 2010 figure was barely higher.