Puerto Rico's mainland migration led by young, less educated: Fed

April 13, 2015 4:59 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's populations loss, primarily to the U.S. mainland, is being led by younger and less educated sections of the population and boosting the proportion of the college educated among those who remain, according to a blog post by the New York Federal Reserve on Monday.

Researchers at the New York Fed play down concerns over a "brain drain" and say Puerto Rico must do more to provide jobs for lower skilled workers to stem population loss and the erosion of its tax base.

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