Updates with sector details
Sept 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Thursday as data showed payroll jobs fell for a sixth straight month in August, while a stimulus plan from the U.S. Federal Reserve disappointed investors.
* Canada lost 205,400 jobs in August, as hiring tumbled in the construction, and trade, transportation and utilities sectors, a report from payroll services provider ADP showed.
* At 9:54 a.m. ET (13:54 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 109.58 points, or 0.67%, at 16,186.08.
* The energy sector .SPTTEN dropped 2.0% as U.S. crude CLc1 prices were down 0.9% a barrel, while Brent crude LCOc1 lost 0.6%. O/R
* The materials sector .GSPTTMT, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1.9% as gold futures GCc1 fell 1.4% to $1,933.8 an ounce. GOL/MET/L
* On the TSX, 46 issues rose, while 172 issues fell in a 3.74-to-1 ratio favoring losers, with 25.60 million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was Badger Daylighting BAD.TO, which jumped 3.6%, followed by Bausch Health Cos BHC.TO that gained 2.6% after Bank of America raised its rating to "neutral" from "underperform".
* Vermilion Energy VET.TO fell 5.1%, the most on the TSX, while the second biggest decliner was Teranga Gold Corp TGZ.TO, down 4.4%.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Zenabis Global Inc ZENA.TO, Just Energy Group JE.TO and Nuvei Corp NVEIu.TO.
* The TSX posted one new 52-week high and no new low.
* Across all Canadian issues there were 11 new 52-week highs and six new lows, with total volume of 63.35 million shares.
(Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel and Vinay Dwivedi)
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