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Economics & Research

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 Owl​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Owl focuses on the day’s top economic new​s.

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New housing construction picks up in November
December 11, 2017

New housing construction picks up in November

New housing construction is a great gauge of economic confidence—few purchases are ever as big as a new home.

First jobs tough to get in Alberta last year
December 08, 2017

First jobs tough to get in Alberta last year

Entry-level employment is rarely glamorous or high paying, but those first jobs are critical for gaining valuable work experience.

Building permits reveal construction slowdown
December 07, 2017

Building permits reveal construction slowdown

New data reveals that Alberta’s construction is set to slow in 2018.

Alberta harvest mixed
December 06, 2017

Alberta harvest mixed

For the most part, Alberta performed better than many anticipated at the beginning of the year.

Bitcoin growing in value and importance
December 05, 2017

Bitcoin growing in value and importance

What is Bitcoin, how has it grown so much and what does it mean for the future of currency?

Perch

Each Perch focuses on a topic that’s important to Alberta​ns. So sit back and enjoy.​​

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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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