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Canada adds 157,000 jobs in September, returning to pre-pandemic levels


OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the economy added 157,000 jobs in September, bringing employment back to February 2020 levels for the first time.

The unemployment rate fell to 6.9 per cent, down from 7.1 per cent in August.

The last time Canada has this large an employment gain was in June 2021, when the economy added 231,000 jobs.

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