US: NFP jumps to 171K in October (Barcelona) - The nonfarm payroll report for October surprised the market and analysts by jumping to 171K in October, beating the consensus of a rise from 114K to 125K. Average weekly hours were revised lower from 34.5 to 34.4 in September and remained at that figure in October, despite consensus of 34.5. The average hourly earnings didn't change on the month, instead of rising +0.2%, still lower than the previous rise of +0.3%.