The high cost of living in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward area drove more people out of the metro region than it attracted between 2016 and 2017, new Census data has found, as consumers grapple with soaring housing costs.

The outflow is happening even as the region’s tech sector stayed robust and the fundamentals of the Bay Area’s economy continued to grow and thrive, data shows.

Reports the Wall Street Journal:

A recent analysis by the University of California-Los Angeles Anderson Forecast…