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  • *Full-time +44,100, part-time +8,000* Jobless rate 7.4 pct vs 7.3 pct as more search for work* Expectations: +10,000 jobs, 7.3 pct unemployment rate* Most optimistic forecast in survey was for +28,000 jobs* Seasonally adjusted education jobs -13,600.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- The Asian naphtha price recovered on Friday and ended the week at a three-session high of $963 a tonne. Kuwait Petroleum Corp has sealed its December 2012 to November 2013 full-range naphtha contract for with at least one buyer at record premiums of $27 a tonne to Middle East quotes on a free-on-board basis.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 5- Czech power group CEZ has disqualified Areva from a multibillion-dollar tender to expand the Temelin nuclear power plant because the French company failed to meet certain requirements for the project, CEZ said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- German debt prices fell and equities rose on Friday after the closely-followed U.S. non-farm payrolls report showed a below-expectation unemployment rate and contained upward revisions, pointing to a stronger labour market.

  • WARSAW, Poland-- Thousands of health care workers are marching in Warsaw to demand higher pay and protest government plans to privatize parts of the health care system. Nurses from Belgium, France, Greece and other European Union nations also joined the Friday rally.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. stocks were set to rise on Friday after a report showed the U.S. economy added more jobs than expected last month and the unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low in another indication that the labor market continues to recover.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. STORY: TABLE GRAPHIC: COMMENTS: SEAN INCREMONA, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK:. ROBBERT VAN BATENBURG, HEAD OF GLOBAL RESEARCH, LOUIS CAPITAL MARKETS, NEW YORK.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Shanta Gold Ltd:. *Announce it has agreed $4 mln unsecured, short term loan facility with. *In discussions with additional providers of working capital financing.

  • Oct 05- Fitch Ratings has downgraded its ratings on the three hybrid debt instruments issued by Groupama SA from' BB' to' B+,' B-' and' CCC', respectively. The agency has also downgraded Groupama S.A.' s and two of its core insurance subsidiaries, Groupama GAN Vie and GAN Assurances' Insurer Financial Strength ratings to' BB+' from' BBB'.

  • Oct 5- Layne Christensen Co:. *Sells energy division's E&P assets for $15 million. *Does not expect to record any additional material charges associated with.

  • Oct 5- Avon Products Inc:. *Executive Chairman Andrea Jung to step down from board at year end after. *Andrea Jung will continue as senior advisor Fred Hassan to become.

  • The Canadian dollar strengthened to a 10- day high of C $0.9764 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0242, soon after the U.S. and Canadian data was released, compared to C $0.9810, or C $1.0194, minutes earlier.

  • Oct 05- Following the announcement today that Groupama S.A. will not pay its next coupon, due Oct. 22, 2012, on its junior subordinated notes issued in 2007, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services believes this could possibly have a negative impact on the creditworthiness of Groupama.

  • Oct 5- Avon Products Inc said on Friday that Executive Chairman Andrea Jung, who was replaced as chief executive officer in April, will step down from the board at the end of 2012..

  • Oct 5- TransDigm Group Inc:. *Imperial capital research raises TransDigm Group Inc price target to. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • Oct 5- Finavera Wind Energy Inc:. *Provides update on corporate transaction. *Says expanded its discussions with four potential bidders for the company.

  • Oct 5- Gardner Denver Inc:. *KeyBanc cuts Gardner Denver to hold from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Shaft Sinkers Holdings PLC:. *Sinker- notes that eurochem has filed a claim against Shaft Sinkers Ltd in. relation to co's project with eurochem.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. ROBBERT VAN BATENBURG, HEAD OF GLOBAL RESEARCH, LOUIS CAPITAL MARKETS, NEW YORK. DAVID MANN, SENIOR CURRENCY STRATEGIST, STANDARD CHARTERED, NEW YORK.

  • Oct 05- In a report published today, titled "Outlook Stable For European Forest Products Companies, Despite Soft Paper Markets And Economic Headwinds", Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said that it anticipates broadly stable credit trends this year for the 10 forest products companies it rates in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.