Copper hits session high after U.S. jobs data
LONDON Dec 7 (Reuters) - Copper hit a session high on Friday after U.S. non-farm payrolls data beat forecasts, tempering speculation that the Federal Reserve may introduce further monetary easing measures.
Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange hit a session high of $8,056.50, and was quoted up 0.39 percent at $8,032.50 a tonne at 1337 GMT.
Nonfarm employment increased by 146,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, against expectations for a rise of 93,000, defying expectations of a sharp pull back related to superstorm Sandy.
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