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Continued Optimism about Alberta’s Short-Term Economic Outlook: Results from the June Business Expectations Survey

The Business Council of Alberta’s most recent Business Expectations Survey shows continued optimism about the province’s short-term economic outlook. Conducted during Alberta’s staged reopening in June, the survey...
Weekly EconMinute—July 23, 2021

Weekly EconMinute—July 23, 2021

In this week’s EconMinute, we’re talking about the median age across provinces. Have an indicator you want us to look into? Email us at media@businesscouncilab.com. Like many countries, Canada is seeing its population age as the baby boomer generation gets older and...

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Weekly EconMinute—July 16, 2021

Weekly EconMinute—July 16, 2021

In this week’s EconMinute, we’re talking about international immigration to Alberta. Have an indicator you want us to look into? Email us at media@businesscouncilab.com. Alberta’s share of newcomers in any given time period shows how attractive this province is as a...

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The long-term unemployment monster hiding in the closet

The long-term unemployment monster hiding in the closet

“High unemployment.”. It’s a phrase that hasn’t historically applied to Alberta relative to the rest of Canada for many decades. From 2005 to 2015, Alberta was creating jobs at more than double the rate of the national average. This trend of massive job creation...

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Weekly EconMinute—July 9, 2021

Weekly EconMinute—July 9, 2021

In this week’s EconMinute, we’re talking about business capital investment. Have an indicator you want us to look into? Email us at media@businesscouncilab.com. Plans for capital investment over the course of this year indicate modest optimism among business leaders,...

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