What about those who are too poor to pick up and move?
Nothing to lose.
Escape the failed economy and strike out for a new financial future.
I moved to TX with next to nothing, very little money and have a good job, making more than the state I fled from. Glad I left, should have years ago.
That whole grass is always greener thing is tough though. Where you're at isn't entirely awful and the place you think you want to go isn't perfect.