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Canada adds 45,300 jobs in June, jobless rate hits 6.5%

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Canada's economy added 45,300 jobs in June, mostly in part-time employment, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The jobless rate fell to 6.5 per cent in June from 6.6 per cent in May.

[OTTAWA] Canada's economy added 45,300 jobs in June, mostly in part-time employment, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The jobless rate fell to 6.5 per cent in June from 6.6 per cent in May.

The services sector added 29,200 jobs, with gains in the professional, scientific and technical services sector. The goods producing sector added a net 16,000 jobs, mostly in agriculture.

Analysts surveyed by Reuters had expected the economy to add 10,000 jobs in June and for the unemployment rate to stay at 6.6 per cent.

REUTERS

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