These numbers are particularly important to investors this month, since it will likely influence the Federal Reserve's decision on whether to announce more quantitative easing at the conclusion of its next meeting on Sept. 12-13.
After several positive reports on the labor market Thursday that came in higher than economists had anticipated, investors were hopeful that Friday's jobs report would continue to show an improvement.
Investors flocked to U.S. Treasuries, sending the yield on the 10-year note to 1.64%.
U.S. stocks surged Thursday, with all three major indexes closing at the highest levels in years, following strong jobs data and the announcement of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, aimed at aiding countries with unsustainable borrowing costs.
Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp(SWHC) reported earnings and raised its full-year forecast Thursday, sending shares surging more than 22% in premarket trading.
Shares of Amazon(AMZN) ticked higher after the company unveiled four new tablets on Thursday. Despite the new products, much of the Amazon chatter focused on what the company didn't announce: a new phone.
Currenciesandcommodities: The dollar lost ground against the euro and the British pound, but gained versus the Japanese yen.
Oil for October delivery rose 55 cents to $96.08 a barrel.
Gold futures for December delivery fell $7.50 to $1,700.40 an ounce.