The first signs of trouble in Alaska’s state population are already being seen.
Alaska has an estimated 4 million people, but they have trouble getting a job.
Alaskans are among the most economically disadvantaged in the nation, and the state has been plagued by a housing crisis that has seen rents rise dramatically and led to the displacement of millions of people.
The state has also been hit by a record number of wildfires, a deadly blizzard and a record snowstorm that led to widespread power outages.
Al Jazeera America has been following the state’s population decline over the past few years.
We’ve talked to residents of Anchorage, Ketchikan, the towns of Hualalai and Fairbanks, and a handful of towns in the far south of the state.
We spoke to people in every corner of the region about the challenges facing the people of Alaska, from unemployment to health problems, and how they are coping with them.
Read more about the state of Alaska and its population decline.
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