July 10, 2020 / 12:41 PM / a month ago

Canada adds 952,900 jobs in June as firms reopen from COVID-19 closures

OTTAWA, July 10 (Reuters) - Canada added some 952,900 jobs in June, mostly in the service sector, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The jobless rate improved to 12.3%.

Employment in the goods producing sector rose by 158,600. The services sector gained some 794,400 positions. (Reporting by Kelsey Johnson, Julie Gordon and Dale Smith in Ottawa; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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