U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, ahead of key monthly jobs data.
At 4:40 a.m. EDT, futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.4 percent, Dow Jones futures were up 0.5 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.2 percent.
U.S. May non-farm payrolls are forecast to fall by 520,000, a slight slowing in the decline after a 539,000 drop in April, although the previous month's number could possibly be revised. The U.S. unemployment rate is seen rising to 9.2 percent in May, up from 8.9 percent in April.
European stocks were up 0.6 percent in morning trade on Friday, led by buoyant commodity-related shares, helped by rising oil and metal prices.
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The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 74.96 points, or 0.86 percent, to 8,750.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> climbed 10.70 points, or 1.15 percent, to 942.46. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 24.10 points, or 1.32 percent, to 1,850.02.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by David Cowell)