August 15, 2014 / 6:34 PM / 5 years ago

Canada finance minister encouraged by revised July jobs data

Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver speaks during a news conference before the start of a summer policy retreat in Wakefield, Quebec August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

WINNIPEG (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Friday he was encouraged by revised jobs data for July that showed the economy created 41,700 jobs last month.

Oliver also told reporters in Winnipeg that he was cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the Canadian economy.

Reporting by Rod Nickel, writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli

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