Oct 5, 2012 / 6:30 am
The Toronto stock market was slightly higher as weak commodity prices pushed against jobs reports from both the U.S. and Canada that were considered mostly positive.
The S&P/TSX composite index rose 23.60 points to 12,471.28, while the TSX Venture Exchange was up 1.75 points at 1,342.60.
The Canadian dollar rose 0.63 of a cent to 102.62 cents US.
South of the border, the government reported that the U.S. unemployment rate fell below eight per cent for the first time since January 2009, while hiring increased to 114,000 jobs in September.
In Canada, the jobs data was mixed with the unemployment rate rising one-tenth of a point to 7.4 per cent in September even as the overall the economy added 52,100 jobs, five times the number expected.
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