New Brunswick's population dropped by almost 1,000 people over the last year.

According to Statistics Canada, the new figures put the province's population at just over 756,000. That is a 0.1 % drop from the July 2012 population estimate.

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New Brunswick is one of only four jurisdictions in all of Canada to drop in population. Nova Scotia saw the biggest decline in population, with a 0.5% decrease.

The report also indicates that over the last 30 years, New Brunswick has gone from representing 2.8% of the national population in 1983 to 2.2% in 2013.