The Twenty-Four Seven by ATB

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ATB's Quarterly Alberta Economic Outlook

ATB leverages its understanding of Alberta's economy to produce a quarterly economic forecast for the province.

Chart of the week

June 14, 2024

Chart of the Week: Natural increase concentrated in four provinces and the territories

Canada’s population relies on two sources of growth: 1) natural increase (births less deaths) and 2) international migration. The latter is, by far, the main source with natural increase accounting for just a 2.6% share of the growth between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024 (the most recent period available). Put another way, Canada’s population grew by 1.27 million over this period, and only 32,900 came from natural increase. Population gains through natural increase are trending down due to an aging population and declining total fertility rates, which hit an all-time low in 2022. Natural increase peaked in 1959, with the downward trend accelerating after 2009. What’s more, the four Atlantic provinces, Quebec and B.C. experienced natural decrease.

Economic Insights Focused on Alberta's Economy

ATB’s team of economists make sense of the latest data and trends in daily insights delivered right to your inbox.

THE TWENTY-FOUR (daily)

Retail sales, the unemployment rate, population growth, inflation, international trade—these are just a few of the economic trends the team makes sense of in ATB’s daily insights.

Normalizing

Job vacancy rate edges down again

Population special

People continue to flock to Alberta

Standing tall

Housing starts continued to surge in May

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THE SEVEN (weekly)

A review of the key economic highlights of the week impacting Alberta.

The Seven, June 21, 2024

A new outlook and a new look

Weekly Wrap, Friday, June 14, 2024

Neighbours on different paths

Weekly Wrap, Friday, June 7, 2024

Soft jobs report reinforces rate cut decision

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