Agence France-PresseDecember 6, 2013 16:52
World oil prices pushed higher Friday after a solid jobs report for November signaled unexpected strength in the US economy.
The US unemployment rate fell sharply to 7.0 percent from 7.3 percent in October, and the number of jobs generated last month, 203,000, was well above expectations.
New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for delivery in January, added 27 cents to close at $97.65 a barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for January finished at $111.61 a barrel, up 63 cents from Thursday's close.