CANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed as investors await jobs data

Fri Jun 9, 2017 7:24am EDT
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June 9 (Reuters) - Stock futures were little changed for Canada's main stock index on Friday as investors await key economic data.

Canada is expected to have added 11,000 jobs in May, picking up the pace of employment as the economy recovers from 2015's oil price shock. The unemployment rate is forecast to edge up to 6.6 percent but that will likely be accompanied by an improvement in the participation rate.

The report is due at 8:30 a.m. ET.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.02 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index gained on Thursday, helped by rises for some of the country's biggest banking stocks and a sharp jump in Valeant Pharmaceuticals but weighed down by losses for gold miners.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET. S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.02 percent.

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