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Canada's jobless rate edges higher in June

Canada's unemployment rate edged higher by 0.2 percentage point to 6.0% in June, while employment increased by 32,000 to a seasonally adjusted 18.6 million, according to Statistics Canada.

Employment in construction climbed by 27,000 for the month, while the number of workers in natural resources rose by 13,000. The manufacturing industry also employed an additional 11,000 workers in June.

The accommodation and food services, and the agriculture industries reported employment declines of 16,000 and 6,100, respectively, in June. Employment in public and private sectors was little changed.

The agency said employment increased in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, while little change was reported in other provinces.