CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends lower as U.S. jobs data weighs

Fri Mar 6, 2009 4:07pm EST
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TORONTO, March 6 (Reuters) - Toronto's key stock index fell on Friday as early strength credited to a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report faded as investors accepted that the big job losses in the report underscored the severity of the economic downturn.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 18.84 points, or 0.25 percent, at 7,610.33, after earlier in the session falling to its lowest level since October 2003.

The TSX was down 6.3 percent on the week. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Peter Galloway)