CANADA FX-C$ holds gains after U.S. jobless data

TORONTO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar held gains against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday following the release of data showing that jobless claims in the United States rose less than expected.

The currency traded at C$0.9863 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0139, after the data, stronger than its Wednesday close at C$0.9881.

(Reporting by Allison Martell; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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