* Data on nonfarm payrolls
and unemployment rate for July will be released at 8:30 a.m.
increased 164k in July following June's 193k gain (revised down from 224k), and May was bumped down to 62k (was 72k) with the 3-month average at 140k.
increased by 224,000 jobs last month, the most in five months, data showed.
report (Jobs data) that could hold clues whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at its July monetary policy meeting.
increased by 134,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, as the retail and leisure and hospitality sectors shed employment.
Four of the components of the index saw declines: nonfarm payrolls
, exports, housing starts and house prices.
increased 223,000 last month, with construction employment unchanged and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labour Department said on Thursday.
stocks opened higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average edging closer to its record high, after the nonfarm payrolls
report for April came in much stronger than expected.
28 that the number of people on nonfarm payrolls
in Puerto Rico fell to roughly 904,300 in December, down 25,000 from the same month last year.
BLS also reported the average work week for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls
was unchanged in October at 34.4 hours.
The next day, following a strong level of US nonfarm payrolls
, markets were initially posting further gains.