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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.

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

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New vehicle sales stabilize
January 17, 2019

New vehicle sales stabilize

Sales of cars and trucks flatlined towards the end of 2018.

After-tax incomes in Alberta, Part 2
January 16, 2019

After-tax incomes in Alberta, Part 2

Despite the recession being in full-swing in Alberta in 2016, the underlying strength of the province's economy is shown by having the highest median after-tax income in the country that year.

After-tax incomes in Alberta, Part 1 of 2
January 15, 2019

After-tax incomes in Alberta, Part 1 of 2

The median after-tax income in Alberta was $70,200 in 2016.

Bankruptcies could rise this year
January 14, 2019

Bankruptcies could rise this year

Total consumer bankruptcies in Alberta are nearly ten per cent higher compared to last year. Consumer proposals grew 2.3 per cent from October to November and are up 27.4 per cent from last year.

Building permits holding steady in cities
January 11, 2019

Building permits holding steady in cities

November's building permits for both residential and non-residential projects totaled $1.068 billion in Alberta, up slightly from October but below the 2-year average of $1.15 billion.


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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.​​

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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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