VANCOUVER, BC, Feb 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ – For Canada, what happens beyond our borders is often more important to our economic prospects than what transpires at home. With that in mind, here are three things that Canadian forecasters and market analysts will be carefully tracking in 2014.
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CALGARY, AB, Dec 21, 2013/ Troy Media/ – New data on retail sales in Alberta bode well for the Christmas shopping season of 2013, which will reach a fever pitch this weekend. According to Statistics Canada, shoppers rang up $6.22 billion in October, adjusted for seasonality. The 0.2 per cent jump from September was the fourth consecutive monthly increase, setting a new record high.
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CALGARY, AB, Dec 14, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The amount of spare capacity in the Canadian economy shrank a small amount in the third quarter of 2013. Much of this tightening came as a result of higher capacity utilization in oil and gas extraction.
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CALGARY, AB, Dec 7, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Alberta’s job market continues to lead the country, according to the latest Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada. Rebounding from a slow month of job creation in October, Alberta roared back with a net new 10,600 jobs in November (seasonally adjusted). That accounts for nearly half of all new jobs created nationwide last month. Over the last 12 months, the province has added over 78,000 jobs – an increase of 3.6 per cent.
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CALGARY, AB, Nov 30, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Alberta’s economy is getting a boost from a sometimes overlooked natural resource: forestry. This strong and stable sector is providing diversity to a provincial economy that is quite dependent on the price of oil and gas.
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CALGARY, AB, Nov 16, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Alberta manufacturers were heating up over the summer months – but a chill returned in the early fall. The value of manufacturing shipments in Alberta slipped to $6.29 billion in September (adjusted for seasonality). That was down about 3.6 per cent from August, a month which had approached a record high.
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CALGARY, AB, Nov 9, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Alberta’s white-hot employment market is going through a minor shift this fall. More people are looking for work and the work that’s available is changing.
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Business sentiment ebbed in October
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Alberta’s mid sized communities also showing growth
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CALGARY, AB, Oct 19, 2013/ Troy Media/ – It may not always feel like it, but Alberta consumers continue to experience only very modest price increases , according to Statistics Canada.
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