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Stock indices closed lower after the mixed U.S. job report. The U.S. economy added 214,000 jobs in October, missing expectations for a rise of 229,000 jobs, after a gain of 256,000 jobs in September. September's figure was revised up from a rise of 248,000 jobs.
The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 5.8% in October from 5.9% in September. That was the lowest level since July 2008.
Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged.
Germany's trade surplus climbed to €18.5 billion in September from €17.5 billion in August, exceeding expectations for a rise to €18.3 billion.
German adjusted industrial production rose 1.4% in September, missing expectations for a 2.1% gain, after a 3.1% drop in August. August's figure was revised up from a 4.0% fall.
France's trade deficit narrowed to €4.7 billion in September from €5.0 billion in August, beating expectations for an increase to a deficit of €5.2 billion. August's figure was revised up from a deficit of €5.8 billion
French industrial production was flat in September, beating expectations for a 0.1% decline, after a 0.2% fall in August.
Indexes on the close:
Name Price Change Change %
FTSE 100 6,567.24 +16.09 +0.25%
DAX 9,291.83 -85.58 -0.91%
CAC 40 4,189.89 -37.79 -0.89%
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