The pan-European Stoxx 600 index climbed 0.2% in early trade, with basic resources adding to lead gains while retail stocks slid.
UK July payrolls change +73k vs +31k prior.
Coming up in the session: Eurozone June trade balance data at 0900 GMT; Germany ZEW survey economic sentiment at 0900 GMT.
In bond market, The yield on 10-year Treasuries was little changed to 2.79%.
Germany’s 10-year yield was up more than two basis point to 0.92%.
Britain’s 10-year yield was up more than two basis point to 2.04%.