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Friday, February 8, 2013
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Following two months of gains, employment decreased slightly in January (-22,000). A decline in the number of people looking for work pushed the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 7.0%.
Canada's merchandise imports fell 2.8% in December and merchandise exports declined 0.9%. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world decreased from $1.7 billion in November to $901 million in December.
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