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Although the economic fallout from the pandemic has forced many Americans to retire sooner than planned, many are staying close to home.

“All things being equal, this means we’d expect to see a spike in the number of people who moved for retirement, but that didn’t happen,” according to a report by Hire a Helper. “Quite to the contrary, the number of retirees who moved in 2021 dropped to 226,000 — roughly 43 percent fewer than in the year previous. It’s also the lowest number of American retirees in the last five years.”

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