Global Markets: Mixed U.S./Canadian jobs data

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, June 4 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– The United States unemployment rate fell to 5.8 per cent in May, from 6.1 per cent the previous month, as the country added 559,000 jobs, according to a report from the U.S. Labor Department. Meanwhile Canada’s unemployment rate was up 0.1 points, to 8.2 per cent, with employment down by 68,000 jobs, according to Statistics Canada.

– Hong Kong police have arrested an organizer of an annual vigil remembering the deadly Tiananmen Square Massacre that took place June 4, 1989, in Beijing. The Chinese government has banned the event, which has seen tens of thousands of people gather in past years.

– A group of 15 lawyers from across Canada have formally requested the International Criminal Court investigate the Canadian government and the Vatican for crimes against humanity. The move comes in response to the discovery of the remains of 215 children discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.


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