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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.


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Alberta seeing fewer EI claimants
May 25, 2018

Alberta seeing fewer EI claimants

The number of Albertan beneficiaries has been on the decline for five consecutive months and March was no different. That month saw a two per cent drop in claims over February, representing 1,480 people.

Construction prices stabilizing in Alberta
May 24, 2018

Construction prices stabilizing in Alberta

The economic boom of 2006-07 more than doubled construction costs, but the recession of 2009-10 brought them back down. Prices rose more gradually during 2012-14, then fell modestly through 2015-16.

Wholesale activity still strong but could signal weakness in retail sector
May 23, 2018

Wholesale activity still strong but could signal weakness in retail sector

In March, the total sales of products to businesses, institutions and governments, reached $6.7 billion. March’s total meant that sales were up 5.6 per cent from the same month a year earlier.

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Todd Hirsch

Learn more about Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial.​​

Rob Roach

Meet Rob Roach, the director of insight on ATB Financial’s economics and research team.​​

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