Since the mid-20th century, the number of people in Albinen has been on the decline. Historically most of the population have been farmers, but, as in the rest of the Swiss Alps, that has been changing over the years. In 1990, there were fewer than 10 people working in agriculture in Albinen.
In the 1960s, a road to Albinen was built, making the village more accessible. Although the road didn’t stop people from leaving, it did kick-start a new industry – tourism. Thanks to its scenic location and proximity to famous Swiss Alps stations, including Leukerbad, it is tourism that now sustains most businesses in Albinen.