U.S. stock market futures quickly reversed their losses to turn higher Friday following a better-than-expected non-farm payrolls report.
The monthly non-farm payrolls rose by 146,000, with the unemployment falling sharply to 7.7 in November, according to the Labor Department. The report blew past expectations for a gain of 93,000 and unemployment rate holding steady at 7.9 percent, according to a Reuters poll.
The Labor Department said the storm's effects might be more accurately gauged in next months' report. Meanwhile, participation rate fell to 63.6 percent, falling further from 30-year lows. And October's employment gains were also lowered through revisions. The U.S. added 171,000 jobs in October.