Crude oil fell on Friday, as disappointing jobs data from the United States suggested economic growth may not be as robust in the world's biggest oil consuming economy.
U.S. jobs figures showed nonfarm payrolls increased by just 142,000 in August, well below forecasts of 225,000 and the smallest rise eight months.
"U.S. economic growth was supposed to counter the slowing in China and Europe and the payrolls report threw a little cold water on that idea," said Gene McGillian, analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.
Brent crude for October delivery was down more than $1 under $101 a barrel, on pace for a 2.2 percent weekly loss. U.S. crude also dropped $1.16 to settle at $93.29 a barrel, more than 2 percent lower for the week. Brent has now fallen for 3 of the last 4 weeks, and 6 times in the past seven weeks for U.S. crude.