European shares surged for a second straight session on Friday amid hopes the awaited nonfarm payrolls would show improvement in the labor market. Data released this week from the United States was mixed raising investor's uncertainty about the pace at which the Fed would scale back stimulus. But later in the day the jobs report may show that American employers added 184,000 jobs last month from a meager 74,000 jobs in December, while jobless rate lingered at 6.7 percent, its lowest in more than five years. It is worthwhile to mention the Fed decided last week to slash stimulus by $20 billion to $65 billion after signs of economic progress, but any slowdown may prompt policymakers to slow the pace of stimulus withdrawal. As of 06:49 EST, STOXX EUROPE 600 soared 0.31% to record 323.76 points. Basic Materials led the advance with a rise of 0.50%, followed by Health Care which recorded 0.48% rise. The highest shares were for Danske Bank A/S, as it advanced 4.22% to 135.70 DKK, while the biggest drop was recorded by SBM Offshore NV as its shares plummeted 16.07% to 11.47 euros. Looking at other the major European indices, the French CAC index rose 0.15% to 4194.38 levels and Britain`s FTSE 100 index recorded 0.08% rise to 6563.22 points. Germany`s DAX index rose 0.19% to 9274.36 points.