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REFILE-CANADA FX-C$ hits strongest in more than a week after U.S. data

TORONTO, April 25 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar hit its strongest level in more than a week versus the U.S. dollar on Thurday after U.S. data showed a fall in new jobless benefit claims.

At 8:39 a.m. (1239 GMT) the Canadian dollar was trading at C$1.0204 to the greenback, or 98.00 U.S. cents, compared with C$1.0256, or 97.50 U.S. cents, at Wednesday’s North American close.

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