Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 86

86 Arctic Yearbook 2014 The population of the Yamal-Nenets Okrug grew because of natural increase due to its younger age structure. At the same time, there was net out-migration from the region in spite of its strong economy from gas production. The Northwest Territories also had a similar pattern of natural increase combined with out-migration and is actually seeking to attract workers (CBC News, 2014). Greenland’s population stayed about the same over the period because the natural increase of the country’s young population was offset by the same amount of net out-migration. Yakutia has a s