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Each Perch focuses on a topic that’s important to Alberta​ns.


Made in Alberta: an overview of Alberta's manufacturing sector

Manufacturing plays an important role in Alberta’s economy. It’s an economic driver that accounted for almost six per cent of our GDP and employed 115, 500 people in 2016.

This edition of Perch explores the products we make and who buys them, along with the sector's employment footprint.

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The Owl focuses on the day’s top economic news.

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Wages move into 2018 with momentum
February 23, 2018

Wages move into 2018 with momentum

Earnings among working Albertans have been trending up since last spring, a sign the economic recession is behind us.

Retail sales end 2017 on a high note
February 22, 2018

Retail sales end 2017 on a high note

Sales at Alberta retailers grew at 7.5 per cent in 2017, with the province's growth rate nearly one percentage point higher than the national average.

Number of Employment Insurance recipients holding steady
February 21, 2018

Number of Employment Insurance recipients holding steady

EI statistics are a tricky economic indicator because they are sensitive to the parameters of the EI program as well as the ups and downs of the economy.

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