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Statistics Canada says it has found an error in its July labour force statistics.

Numbers the agency released August 8 indicated the Canadian jobs market grew by just 200 jobs last month, far below expectations.

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“This error impacts only the July 2014 estimates,” said Statistics Canada in a statement.

StatsCan says the source of the error has been identified and it will release corrected estimates on August 15.

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Statistics Canada also said it “takes this matter very seriously and is immediately launching a review of the data verification processes in place.”

A report on the results of the review will be published on the Statistics Canada website as soon as it is available.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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