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Quarterly Population Estimates
Table 1. Quarterly population estimates
|Location||Population Estimates as of July 1, 2020|
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
All-items (Unadjusted 2002=100)
Table 2. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
|Location||% change, September 2020
to October 2020
|% change, October 2019
to October 2020
Unemployment Rate (unadjusted)
Table 3. Unemployment Rate (unadjusted)
|Location||September 2020||October 2020|
Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Expenditure
Table 4. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Expenditure
|Location||GDP in 2019 (Millions of chained
2012 Canadian Dollars)
(2018 to 2019)
Items are removed from this list after 6 months and listed on relevant web pages in this section.
* Open data licensed under Alberta’s Open Government Licence
** Not open – see PDF for metadata risk considerations, data source and contact information
- Consumer Price Index, Year-Over-Year Percentage Change, Canada/Alberta (November 24, 2020) *
- Preliminary Total Housing Starts, Alberta’s Major Urban Centres (November 19, 2020) *
- Successful Wells Drilled, Alberta (PDF, 115 KB) or CSV format (65 KB) (November 17, 2020) **
- Real Gross Domestic Product at Market Prices, Annual Percent Change, Canada and Alberta (November 16, 2020)
- Average Weekly Earnings (including overtime), Alberta (November 10, 2020) *
- Heavy Crude Oil Reference Prices, Monthly (PDF, 120 KB), or CSV format (11 KB) (November 10, 2020) **
- Light Crude Oil Reference Prices, Monthly (PDF, 307 KB), or CSV format (4 KB) (November 10, 2020) **
- 2019-20 Annual Population Report and data for the Second Quarter of 2020 (September 29, 2020)
- Alberta Population Projections for 2020 to 2046 (August 28, 2020) *
- Population estimates and components of growth (components of growth updated June 18, 2020)
- Income Support Caseload, Alberta (April 15, 2020) *
- Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Caseload, Alberta (April 15, 2020) *
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The Office of Statistics and Information (OSI) is Alberta's statistical agency and a Statistical Focal Point for Statistics Canada. Our mandate is to plan, promote, consolidate and develop social and economic statistics relating to Alberta. We develop and analyze:
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- coordinates GoA representation on the Consultative Council's subcommittees through the GoA Statistics Council
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