* Operating profit rises 7.9 pct from Q3
* 19 of 22 industries report higher profits
OTTAWA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Canadian corporate operating profits jumped 7.9 percent in the fourth quarter from the third, to C$65.5 billion ($66.2 billion), Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.
“Increases were widespread across the economy, as 19 of 22 industries reported higher profits,” it said in a release.
$1=$0.99 Canadian Reporting by Randall Palmer, Editing by W Simon