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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.

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

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Head offices by province
October 18, 2019

Head offices by province

Calgary is home to 118 of the 800 largest businesses in the country compared to 23 in the Edmonton region and 5 outside the two big cities.

Alberta’s manufacturing sales continue to weaken
October 17, 2019

Alberta’s manufacturing sales continue to weaken

Alberta’s easonally-adjusted monthly manufacturing sales were down by $4.7 million (-0.1 per cent) compared to July.

Alberta’s inflation rate holds steady
October 16, 2019

Alberta’s inflation rate holds steady

When highly volatile gasoline prices are excluded, Alberta’s inflation rate in September was 2.3 per cent and closer to the national average of 2.4 per cent.

New vehicle sales continue to fall
October 15, 2019

New vehicle sales continue to fall

Seasonally-adjusted new vehicle sales in Alberta were down by 5.8 per cent in August compared to the same month last year.

Unemployment rate falls but for wrong reason
October 11, 2019

Unemployment rate falls but for wrong reason

An estimated 11, 600 Alberta workers decided to stop working or quit looking for work in September compared to the creation of just 4,900 new jobs.


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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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