U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday ahead of the crucial nonfarm payrolls data.
The S&P 500 Futures were up 8.50 points to 1792.50 points while the Nasdaq Futures gained 15.20 points to 3494.00 points.
The November nonfarm payrolls report and the unemployment rate data are both due at 8.30 a.m. ET. Personal spending, average hourly earnings and weekly hours are also all due at the same time.
The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index and inflation expectations are expected at 9.55 a.m.
The Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is to speak at 3.00 p.m.
Companies reporting results include American Eagle and Bank of Nova Scotia, and a handful of others.
Earlier Friday, Asian markets ended lacklustre while European markets were trading higher midday.