Job gains soared past all forecasts to total 108,700 in the month, the highest number since Statscan began tracking the data in 1976, and exceeding even the most optimistic estimate in a Reuters poll, which yielded a median forecast of 25,000 new jobs. The percentage increase, at 0.6 percent, was the largest since August 2002.
The data showed private business, not government, did the hiring for a second straight month.
The Canadian dollar shot up to a high of C$1.0338 to the U.S. dollar, or 96.73 U.S. cents, compared with its close on Thursday of C$1.0523 to the U.S. dollar. -Reuters
1976 Swine Flu -60 minutes clip here.
Oscar Best Movie Rocky
Top Ten1. All in the Family
1975 - 76
1975 - 76
2. Lavern & Shirley
3. Rich Man Poor Man
5. Bionic Woman
7. Six Million Dollar Man
8. Sanford and Son
10. Happy Days
1: Wings - Silly Love Songs
2: Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
3: Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
4: Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
5: Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Top 40 songs 1976 here