Canada’s Jobless Rate Rises In June

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada lost 7,400 jobs in June as the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level in 11 years.

Statistics Canada announced Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent last month from 8.4 percent in May.

The government agency says the rate increased last month because more Canadians began looking for work.

June's numbers brought total job losses in the second quarter of the year to 13,000, down from the 273,000 lost in the first three months of the year.

The agency says more than 450,000 full-time jobs have been lost since the labor market peaked last October.

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