Puerto Ricans are leaving the island for the mainland United States at a historic rate. The commonwealth’s Institute of Statistics revealed Sunday the results of its analysis on 2014 migration, which found that Puerto Rico lost almost 2% of its population that year.
About 84,000 people moved from Puerto Rico to the United States in 2014, according to the report, while only 20,000 moved back to the island, resulting in a net migration of 1.8%. On average, 230 people left per day — enough to fill two daily flights out of the island. The result is the highest net migration recorded in the past decade, the Institute said. FULL REPORT