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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Futures hold slight gains after jobs data

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

North American stock futures held onto modest gains as the U.S. released stronger-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data, showing 288,000 net new jobs in June versus expectations for 215,000. The unemployment rate also unexpectedly dropped two notches to 6.1 per cent.