* TSX up 0.6 percent, or 80.32 points, at 13,280.72
* Banks stocks lead index higher
By Solarina Ho
TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
rebounded from a six-week low on Friday as
stronger-than-expected jobs reports at home and in the United
States bolstered expectations that the economic recovery has
"Both the U.S. and the Canadian employment data -- people
get worried because they figure that's the end of the
quantitative easing and tapering will kick in. But when it comes
down to it, cooler heads prevailed," said Irwin Michael,
portfolio manager at ABC Funds, pointing to the benefit of a
Bank stocks, which had weakened on Thursday following mixed
quarterly results from three big lenders, led the push higher.
Royal Bank of Canada, up 1.3 percent at C$69.05, was the
most influential stock in leading the index up.