U.S. stocks were set to open higher Friday as investors anxiously await the monthly U.S. jobs report.
The government's monthly report will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Analysts surveyed by CNNMoney forecast that employers added 110,000 jobs in September, only a slight improvement over the 96,000 jobs added in August.
That wouldn't be enough to noticeably change the unemployment rate, which is expected to remain at a high 8.1%.
Later in the day, the Federal Reserve will release data on August consumer credit, which is expected to have expanded by $5 billion, according to a survey of analysts by Briefing.com.
U.S. stocks finished higher Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi reiterated the central bank's commitment to its new bond-buying plan. forex SQ
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