Alaska's population declines for first time in decades


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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Recent figures show Alaska's population declined for the first time since the late 1980s. 

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Alaska's Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the state's population decreased by 8,900 last year, the fifth year in a row of net migration losses. 

The department published the statistics for 2017 in the March edition of Alaska Economic Trends. 


Alaska's population declines for first time in decades

Alaska's population declines for first time in decades

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