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To help make credit unions innovation ready, Alberta Central’s Chief Economist Charles St-Arnaud shares his analysis of the latest economic news. These commentaries and insights papers will help you understand what economic trends mean and how they could impact your credit union.

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Robust start to 2024 but weak details

The economy rebounded in the fourth quarter, increasing 1.2% q-o-q, and growth in the third quarter was revised higher. The details are not as positive as the headline suggests.

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Housing activity starts 2024 with strength

Economic commentary provided by Alberta Central Chief Economist Charles St-Arnaud.  Bottom line Housing activity has rebounded over the past two months, but national house prices continued to ease. The rise…
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A solid job report to start 2024

Today’s Labour Force Survey data points to a robust labour market in Canada. However, job creation remains below population growth. While this would normally suggest an increase in the amount of slack in the economy, a lower participation rate, employment rate and unemployment rate indicate that it may not be the case in January.

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