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ATB Financial’s economics team interprets the latest statistics on wages, employment, inflation, the oil and gas industry and other economic drivers in our province.


The changing face of mature workers in Alberta
November 22, 2017

The changing face of mature workers in Alberta

The participation rate for people aged 55 and above was 46.6 per cent in October, close to a record high.

Alberta's wholesale activity picks up the pace
November 21, 2017

Alberta's wholesale activity picks up the pace

The strength of Alberta’s wholesale sector continues to be supported by the province’s retail industries.

Alberta posts strong real GDP growth, still challenged by unemployment: ATB’s Alberta Economic Outlook
November 20, 2017

Alberta posts strong real GDP growth, still challenged by unemployment: ATB’s Alberta Economic Outlook

Alberta’s economy is gaining momentum, with oil and gas, agriculture, food processing, tourism, retail and manufacturing all experiencing growth.

Consumer prices still below Bank of Canada target
November 17, 2017

Consumer prices still below Bank of Canada target

The latest data shows that Alberta’s Consumer Price Index in October was marginally higher than September.

Down, but still on top: Incomes in Alberta
November 16, 2017

Down, but still on top: Incomes in Alberta

Alberta is home to 24 per cent of Canada’s highest earners

What are hotel prices doing? It depends who you are
November 15, 2017

What are hotel prices doing? It depends who you are

According to the latest data, some travellers in Alberta are seeing room rates rise, while others are seeing them fall.

Wages in Alberta Part II: Lowest paid workers earnings remain unchanged
November 14, 2017

Wages in Alberta Part II: Lowest paid workers earnings remain unchanged

Employees in Alberta’s food and accommodation sector are the lowest paid in the province.

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Alberta Economic Outlook

Alberta Economic Outlook

ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook summarizes research on Alberta’s most important sectors. It analyzes the province’s economic happenings and outlines what may occur in the next few months.

Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist at ATB Financial.

Rob Roach

Rob Roach

As a Director of Insight with ATB Financial’s Economics and Research team, Rob examines the economic and social forces that affect Albertans’ quality of life.

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