The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to the U.S. Labor Deparment.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000 for the week ended Nov. 4, suggesting that hurricane effects on claims processing has begun to improve, according to Reuters.
The Treasury Department auctioned $15 billion in 30-year bonds at a high yield of 2.801 percent.
The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.23. Indirect bidders, which include major central banks, were awarded 61.8 percent. Direct bidders were awarded 6.4 percent.
U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing his journey across Asia. In China, the U.S. incumbent pressed Beijing on Thursday to do more when it comes to reining in North Korea.
Leaders from both countries also commented upon trade ties, and announced the signing of around $250 billion in commercial deals between U.S. and Chinese companies, according to Reuters.
—CNBC's Gina Francolla contributed to this report.