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TORONTO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index popped higher on Friday morning after initial weakness as better-than-expected jobs data lifted sentiment and offset a drop in gold-mining shares.
The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 17.11 points, or 0.16 percent, at 10,938.60 shortly after the open.
Canada unexpectedly added jobs last month, while the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report showed the pace of layoffs eased from early this year.
After surging this week, gold miners came under pressure as the price of the precious metal slipped below $990 an ounce. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)