Juneau has lost 1,300 residents since 2015

JUNEAU (AP) - More people are leaving the city of Juneau than arriving because of state budget cuts and declining state jobs, labor officials said.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimates more than 1,300 people have moved out of Juneau since the city’s population peaked at 33,162 in 2015, public radio KTOO-FM reported.

Juneau lost 172 residents from July 2018 to July 2019, and 286 residents from July 2019 to July 2020, officials said.

The state population has also declined during that time. Agency economist Sara Teel said the percentage of Juneau’s lost population is...


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