population decline Rent Falls Sharply in Large Cities, Hold Steady In Hawaii By Ryan Finnerty • Oct 26, 2020 Kurayba / Flickr The cost of rent has been plummeting in some large American cities since the start of the pandemic. Economist: Thousands Of Residents May Leave Hawaii Due To COVID-19 Recession By Ryan Finnerty • Jun 2, 2020 AP Photo/Caleb Jones The recession stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate Hawaii’s ongoing population decline, according to local economic forecasts. Major Decrease In Hawaii’s Cost Of Living Unlikely, But A Little May Be Enough By Ryan Finnerty • Jan 27, 2020 PXHere Although a large drop in Hawaii's price of goods and services isn’t likely even as the governor and lawmakers deem it a priority, a small decline may be enough to reverse the trend of population decline. State's Continuing Population Decline Raising More Concerns About Economic Impacts By Casey Harlow • Dec 30, 2019 Brian Merrill from Pixabay Five percent of Hawaiʻi's population came from the mainland or abroad between 2013 and 2017 but the state continues to see a declining population overall. Hawaii's Population is Declining. Here's Why You Should Care By Ryan Finnerty • Oct 1, 2019 Daniel Ramirez/Flickr / Creative Commons 2.0 license Fewer babies are being born in Hawaii than at any time in the past 10 years. At the same time, more people are leaving the state than moving here. Hawaii Is Already Seeing the Consequences of Falling Birthrates By Ryan Finnerty • Sep 30, 2019 Public Domain Pictures The latest data show that number of babies are being born in Hawaii has been declining for a decade. That follows a national trend of falling birthrates.