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Canada's unemployment falls to 6.3%, lowest since 2008

Canada's unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage point in July to 6.3%, the lowest since October 2008, while employment rose by 11,000, Statistics Canada reported.

Total employment edged up to 18.42 million from 18.41 million in June, with wholesale and retail trade adding 22,000 jobs, and information, culture and recreation adding 18,000 jobs.

Manufacturing employment increased by 14,000, while transportation and warehousing jobs rose by 8,400. Employment declined by 32,000 in educational services while jobs fell by 10,000 in both public administration and agriculture.

Jobs went up by 26,000 in Ontario and by 4,800 in Manitoba, and decreased by 14,000 in Alberta. Employment also fell by 5,300 in Newfoundland and Labrador, and by 1,000 in Prince Edward Island.