CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures tick lower despite strong jobs report
(Updates with U.S. and Canadian economic data)
Nov 7 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a slightly lower start for Canada's main stock index on Friday, despite a surprise jobs report.
Statistics Canada data indicated that the economy unexpectedly added 43,100 new jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped to a near six-year low of 6.5 percent from 6.8 percent in September.
U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand.
December futures on the S&P TSX index were down 0.04 percent at 8.45 a.m. ET.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was little changed on Thursday as comments from the European Central Bank helped offset weakness in shares of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc after the company cut its profit forecast.
Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.14 percent at 8.45 a.m. ET; while S&P 500 e-mini futures were up 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were up 0.32 percent.