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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.


The Owl​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

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Retail activity dips in August
October 20, 2017

Retail activity dips in August

After shaking off the recession blues in the spring of this year, shoppers in Alberta curbed their enthusiasm somewhat over the summer months.

Employment insurance numbers highlight labour market recovery
October 19, 2017

Employment insurance numbers highlight labour market recovery

One of the hardest hit segments of Alberta’s economy during the economic downturn was the province’s labour market. This year, however, employment has made some real strides.

Manufacturing helps Alberta's economic recovery
October 18, 2017

Manufacturing helps Alberta's economic recovery

After two months of declines, sales from Alberta factory floors were up 1.2 per cent to $5.8 billion in August.

Manufacturing and oil and gas jobs recovering, but slowly
October 17, 2017

Manufacturing and oil and gas jobs recovering, but slowly

Between 2014 and 2016, the average number of people employed in Alberta fell by 0.5 per cent.

Further indications of construction slowdown
October 16, 2017

Further indications of construction slowdown

New data on non-residential construction investment shows construction activity is slowing in the province.

Perch

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Alberta Economic Outlook

Alberta 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.

Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist at ATB Financial.

Rob Roach

Rob Roach

As a Director of Insight with ATB Financial’s Economics and Research team, Rob examines the economic and social forces that affect Albertans’ quality of life.

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