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Each Perch focuses on a topic that’s important to Alberta​ns.

Made in Alberta: an overview of Alberta's manufacturing sector

Manufacturing plays an important role in Alberta’s economy. It’s an economic driver that accounted for almost six per cent of our GDP and employed 115, 500 people in 2016.

This edition of Perch explores the products we make and who buys them, along with the sector's employment footprint.

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The Owl focuses on the day’s top economic news.

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Number of Employment Insurance recipients holding steady
February 21, 2018

Number of Employment Insurance recipients holding steady

EI statistics are a tricky economic indicator because they are sensitive to the parameters of the EI program as well as the ups and downs of the economy.

Wholesale trade ends 2017 well
February 20, 2018

Wholesale trade ends 2017 well

The most recent wholesale trade numbers confirm that Alberta’s retail sector is starting the year on solid footing. That’s because last December, total wholesale activity in the province reached $6.8 billion, the third monthly increase in four months.

Manufacturing momentum continues
February 16, 2018

Manufacturing momentum continues

For six consecutive months, sales from Alberta factories and shop floors have continued to grow, suggesting that Alberta’s manufacturers are back to business.

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