The U.S. economy added 165,000 jobs in April, according to the government's latest monthly jobs report. The unemployment dipped to 7.5% from the prior month's rate of 7.6%.
Both numbers were much better than expected, sending U.S. stock futures sharply higher. S&P 500 futures rose above 1,600. If that holds for the open, it will mark the first time the broad index has breached that level.
While jobs will likely dominate trading Friday, later Friday morning, the Census Bureau will release data on factory orders and the Institute for Supply Management will release its monthly services-sector index.
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