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Canada’s jobs numbers for June were “shocking,” “awful any way you cut it,” or “squishy soft,” according to economists. More worrisome yet, they raise the possibility that the domestic economy can’t count on the U.S. recovery to help drive job growth.

The two countries have travelled opposing trajectories in recent months, with the U.S. economy spitting out new jobs at a robust pace while Canada has struggled to generate any momentum at all.

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