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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.


A foot in the door: Education and employment
September 20, 2018

A foot in the door: Education and employment

Seven in 10 Albertans age 25 to 64 with a trade certificate or college diploma were employed in 2017; it’s almost eight in 10 for Albertans with a university degree.

ATB's latest Perch explores higher education
September 19, 2018

ATB's latest Perch explores higher education

There is a wide range of benefits associated with post-secondary education, but getting a well-paying job afterward is often at or near the top of the list.

Alberta manufacturing continues to climb
September 18, 2018

Alberta manufacturing continues to climb

One of the key indicators of economic health is manufacturing shipments. And according to the latest data released by Statistics Canada, the level of activity is nearly back to where it was before the recession.

Consumer bankruptcies stable, but proposals on the rise
September 17, 2018

Consumer bankruptcies stable, but proposals on the rise

After a slight increase during the recession in 2015, total consumer insolvencies have been remarkably stable. A more troubling trend is brewing with consumer proposals.

Business bankruptcies stabilizing in Alberta
September 14, 2018

Business bankruptcies stabilizing in Alberta

In the second quarter of 2018, businesses filed a total of 41 insolvencies. That’s up from only 31 in the first quarter of the year and represents the third highest level in a quarter since the downturn of 2014.

Self-employment on the rise in Alberta
September 13, 2018

Self-employment on the rise in Alberta

The average number of Albertans who identify as being self-employed is about six per cent higher in 2018 than it was in 2017.

The price of knowledge: Tuition fees in Alberta
September 12, 2018

The price of knowledge: Tuition fees in Alberta

In an upcoming special Owl series, we are taking a deep dive into the economic value of getting a post-secondary education. But before we do, we're taking a look at tuition costs.*

Perch

Each Perch focuses on a topic that’s important to Alberta​ns. So sit back and enjoy.​​

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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

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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