The nonfarm figures cap a difficult couple of weeks for emerging markets, which have experienced significant volatility amid ongoing concerns about some countries' fundamentals and the speed of Fed tapering.
"While the weak data is something of a mixed bag for emerging market currencies, the backdrop of a gradual withdrawal of U.S. monetary stimulus remains in place," Nicholas Spiro, managing director of Spiro Sovereign Strategy, told CNBC.
"The weak and confusing U.S. jobs report injects yet more volatility and uncertainty into an already turbulent EM (emerging market) financial landscape."
Demetrios Efstathiou, head of CEEMEA strategy at Standard Bank, agreed.
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"I'm not quite sure that the number is accurately reflecting the state of the economy, given that unemployment has dropped and labor participation increased," he told CNBC.
This - combined with the fact that emerging market currencies had already experienced a significant selloff – was supportive of some stability in the region's forex market, he added.