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TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index slipped lower in early trade on Friday, dragged down by energy and materials issues, after it opened higher on strong Canadian jobs figures.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 7.83 points, or 0.06 percent, to 13.833.52. Seven of the index's 10 main groups were lower, led down by a 0.39 percent fall in energy.
The index rose at the open, buoyed by January Canadian employment data that came in much stronger than expected even though U.S. figures showed lower-than-expected jobs growth south of the border. [ID:nN04126209] [ID:nN0366997] (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng, Editing by Peter Galloway)