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Canada adds 245,800 jobs in Aug, unemployment rate 10.2 pct

OTTAWA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Canada added 245,800 jobs in August, most of them full-time, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2% as the economy continued to reopen from coronavirus shutdowns, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

Analysts in a Reuters poll had predicted a gain of 275,000 jobs and for the unemployment rate to fall to 10.1% from 10.9% in July. (Reporting by Julie Gordon in Ottawa Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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