European stock markets finished on a down note, though up from their worst levels, following the shortfall in U.S. jobs growth. London's Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 index fell 12 points, or 0.26%, to 4.547.10.
Germany's DAX index shed 7.64 points, or 0.18%, to 4,126.14. In Paris, the CAC 40 declined 15.83 points, or 0.42%, to 3,761.11.
In Asia, markets finished up overnight, on optimism for good jobs figures in the U.S. The Nikkei 225 index gained 135.5 points, or 1.19%, to 11,537.29. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index ticked up 3.20 points, or 0.02%, to 13,454.76.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX roe 71.77 points, or 0.82%, to 8,845.04.