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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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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.

Job vacancy rates inch lower
January 10, 2019

Job vacancy rates inch lower

Alberta's job vacancy rate dipped a tenth of a percentage point in the third quarter of 2018, landing at 2.9 per cent.

Alberta trade in decent shape despite the hazy backdrop
January 09, 2019

Alberta trade in decent shape despite the hazy backdrop

Global trade continues to look uncertain. Here in Alberta, however, the trade picture is looking a bit brighter.

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