TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar extended gains against the U.S. dollar on Friday, while bond prices held lower, after a U.S. government report showing employment rose far less than expected in January.
The currencyhit a session high at C$0.9838 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0165, from C$0.9858 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0144, in choppy trade.
The modest U.S. jobs gains are at odds with other data for January, which had suggested employment growth was picking up. [ID:nLLA4DE7BA]
Earlier, Canada's currency rallied as Canada's economy added a higher-than-expected 69,200 jobs in January. [ID:nSCL4DE790] (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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