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A Citizen’s Watch: Alberta Economics

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From Income and Employment to Commodities and Migration... Economics for Calgary, Alberta & Western Canada as a Whole Real estate values are supported by supply and demand along with consumer confidence in the shorter term and by the economic fundamentals over the long. Calgary is experiencing positive migration, job … [Read more...]

Alberta Unemployment Still a Challenge Despite GDP Growth

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Industry Growth Overshadowed by Unemployment Rate Heading into 2018 According to the latest indicators and reports, Alberta’s economy is finally reversing its downward slide that it’s been on over the past few years. The province’s agriculture, oil and gas, food processing, manufacturing and retail industries are all … [Read more...]

Is Alberta Finally Coming Out of Recession?

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Alberta Employment Growth Trends Suggest So... One indicator economists frequently use to determine if an economy is going into or coming out of recession is employment.What do the trends look like for adults, youths, males, females, in specific industries, genders, etc.? Without a doubt, the past few years have been tough on … [Read more...]

Alberta Leads Canadian Provinces w/ Highest Household Income

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Latest Census Data Shows Alberta Fared Well in 2015 According to the latest census data from Statistics Canada, Alberta leads all Canadian provinces when it comes to average household income, but places third when including the territories behind the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In 2015, Alberta had a household median … [Read more...]

Manufacturing in 2016 : Alberta vs. Ontario

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Comparing Alberta to Canada's Manufacturing Powerhouse The oil and gas sector is one of Alberta’s largest industries, but there are some others – such as manufacturing – that call the western Canadian province home. As a matter of fact, this industry is a key part of Alberta’s economy. In 2016 alone, manufacturers generated … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede Attendance High, a Good Economic Indicator

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Calgary Stampede 2017 Attendance on Par with 10-year Average There’s a big YAHOO to be had when it comes to the total amount of entry tickets bought for the 2017 Calgary Stampede. According to ATB Financial, attendance for this years 10-day event tallied in at 1,214,972 people, over 10 percent more than that seen in 2016. In … [Read more...]

Alberta’s Job Numbers Remain Unchanged in April 2017

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Is Alberta's Economy Finally Showing Signs of Improvement? There’s good news when it comes to Albertan jobs in the month of April 2017. The number of employees in the province – which has been hit hard in recent years by low energy prices – saw a loss of only 300 jobs while the unemployment rate dropped half a point to 7.9 … [Read more...]

Alberta Full-time Job Numbers Showing Positive Signs

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Full-time and part-time job ratio showing good signs for Alberta Could it be that full-time jobs in Alberta are making a come back? Not only in recent years has the provinces full-time job market taken a huge hit that many economists associated with low energy prices, but the quality of available jobs also diminished as … [Read more...]

Growth Predicted for Alberta’s Economy in 2017

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ATB Financial Predicts Modest GDP Growth in Alberta The past few years have been quite difficult for many Albertans - especially those in the oil and gas industry who have found themselves laid off for an indefinite amount of time. Fortunately, it seems that the tables are slowly beginning to turn for the better, as predicted … [Read more...]

Is Alberta’s Economy Making a Come Back?

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Will Alberta’s Economy Make a Come Back in 2017?  When will the latest economic downturn in Alberta finally come to an end? It’s a question that many people are wondering given our province’s current state of affairs, especially for those who are looking to make a move in real estate. Unfortunately no one can tell what’s in … [Read more...]