May 6, 2011 / 11:11 AM / 9 years ago

CANADA FX-C$ firms after Canada jobs gain in April

 TORONTO, May 6 (Reuters) - Canada's dollar jumped to a
session high against the U.S. dollar on Friday after data
showed Canada's employment picked up steam in April.
 Canada's economy added a higher-than-expected 58,300 jobs
in April, mainly part-time positions with hiring led by the
services sector, according to Statistics Canada data. Analysts
surveyed by Reuters had expected the economy to add 22,500 jobs
in April.  [ID:nSCL6GE7BO]
 The Canadian dollar firmed about 35 ticks to C$0.9600 after
the data. It was also up from Thursday's North American finish
at  C$0.9682 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0328.
 (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng)

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