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Dow futures rise 100 points after big jobs report beat

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U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as traders digested a better-than-expected jobs report.

Dow futures were up 100 points after the report's release, while S&P and Nasdaq futures gained 8 points and 21 points, respectively.

The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs last month, while economists expected a gain of 180,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent.

Elsewhere on the data front, consumer credit is set to come out at 3 p.m.

Thursday saw the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25 percent from 0.5 percent. In Europe, the pan European Stoxx 600 Index was up by around 0.18 percent.

In Asia, Japan's Nikkei closed flat on Friday while in China, the Shanghai Composite closed 0.18 percent lower.

In oil markets, U.S. crude was at $41.62, down 0.74 percent.

—CNBC's Patti Domm contributed to this report