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

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