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Alberta Official Statistics Updates:

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Key Facts


Population Estimate

(Quarterly) As of
April 1, 2016
% Change
(January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016)
Alberta 4,249,842 0.42%
Canada 36,155,487 0.30%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: Data subject to revision).

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Census Population Counts

2011 Census
(released February 2012)
Population
Count
% Change
(2006 - 2011)
Alberta 3,645,257 10.8%
  Edmonton (CMA) 1,159,869 12.1%
  Calgary (CMA) 1,214,839 12.6%
Canada 33,476,688 5.9%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census.

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Consumer Price Index

All-items
(Unadjusted 2002=100)
% Change
(Jun 2016 to Jul 2016)
% Change
(Jul 2015 to Jul 2016)
Alberta -0.5% 0.7%
  Edmonton -0.7% 0.9%
  Calgary -0.5% 0.6%
Canada -0.2% 1.3%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: Data subject to revision).

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Unemployment Rate

(Adjusted) As of
July 2016

As of
June 2016

Alberta 8.6% 7.9%
Canada 6.9% 6.8%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: Labour force data subject to revision).

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Real Gross Domestic Product

(Expenditure-based) 2014
(chained 2007 dollars, millions)

% Change
(2013 to 2014)

Alberta 320,113 4.8%
Canada 1,747,709 2.5%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: GDP annual preliminary estimates are subject to revision).

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Page last updated:  August 21, 2016