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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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EI claims rise in uncertain labour market
February 22, 2019

EI claims rise in uncertain labour market

The number of people collecting EI benefits in Alberta jumped 2.4 per cent in December, making Alberta one of six provinces to see an increase in beneficiaries.

Spending at Alberta restaurants sets record
February 21, 2019

Spending at Alberta restaurants sets record

Monthly spending at restaurants and bars reached a new record in December, landing at $810 million. The average Albertan spent close to $190 at restaurants and bars in the final month of 2018.

New vehicle sales: the vehicles Albertans buy
February 20, 2019

New vehicle sales: the vehicles Albertans buy

Albertans prefer to buy North American trucks and SUVs, at an average of more than 14,000 units per month during 2018. However, overseas truck and SUV makers are steadily gaining ground.

New vehicle sales: provincial comparisons
February 19, 2019

New vehicle sales: provincial comparisons

Albertans eased their spending on new vehicles in 2018, however they still spend more than those in other provinces.

Alberta’s housing resale market slowed in 2018
February 15, 2019

Alberta’s housing resale market slowed in 2018

The value of homes sold in Alberta fell 9.6 per cent in 2018, going from $22.8 billion in 2017 to $20.6 billion in 2018.

Perch

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

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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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