Alaska is getting more nationwide attention than usual because of the presidential campaign, but one little-discussed fact about the state is its longtime status as the top one for credit card debt.

For fourth straight year Alaska had the highest average credit card debt per borrower in the second quarter, the Chicago credit bureau TransUnion LLC said last week. The state average increased 4.84% from the first quarter and 8.77% from a year earlier, to $2,493.69, or almost $800 higher than the national average.

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