Stock indices traded mixed after the release of the U.S. labour market data. The U.S. Labor Department released the labour market data on Friday. The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, missing expectations for a rise of 202,000 jobs, after a gain of 208,000 jobs in March. March's figure was revised down from a rise of 215,000 jobs.
The increase was driven by rises in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities.
The U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0% in April, in line with expectations.
Average hourly earnings increased 0.3% in April, in line with forecasts, after a 0.2% rise in March. March's figure was revised down from a 0.3% increase.
No major economic reports were released in the Eurozone today.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,125.7 8.45 0.14 %
DAX 9,869.95 18.09 0.18 %
CAC 40 4,301.24 -18.22 -0.42 %