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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.


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Incomes in Alberta, part 2
July 15, 2019

Incomes in Alberta, part 2

Not surprisingly, Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan payments are a larger source of income for Albertans age 65 and over at 31.0 per cent of the total income of seniors in 2017.

Incomes in Alberta, part 1
July 12, 2019

Incomes in Alberta, part 1

Of Alberta’s 18 Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, Wood Buffalo stands out with the highest median after-tax family income in 2017 ($103,310).

Bank of Canada keeps interest rate the same
July 11, 2019

Bank of Canada keeps interest rate the same

Canada’s central bank announced yesterday that it is leaving its key policy interest rate (a.k.a. target for the overnight rate) where it is for now.

Building permits continue to edge up
July 10, 2019

Building permits continue to edge up

The value of building permits issued by Alberta municipalities remains well below where it was before the recession, but it has been on the rise lately, posting increases in March, April and May.

Interprovincial migration stays positive
July 09, 2019

Interprovincial migration stays positive

Over 30,000 people either left Alberta for, or moved here from, another part of Canada in Q1 2019. More people moved in (17,577) than moved out (14,149) for a net gain of 3,428 new residents.

Albertans not in employment, education or training
July 08, 2019

Albertans not in employment, education or training

The percentage of Albertans age 20-24 not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2018/19 was 13 per cent, almost the same as the national average of 12 per cent.

Relatively positive June job report for Alberta
July 05, 2019

Relatively positive June job report for Alberta

Alberta's unemployment rate edged down by a tenth of a percentage point in June to 6.6 per cent but remained well above the national average of 5.5 per cent.

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