The fall of us stock indices caused, in particular, the fact that the number of jobs in nonagricultural sectors of the economy while maintaining the August unemployment rate rose only by 142 thousand against the expected growth of 200 thousand.
MOSCOW, 3 Oct. U.S. stock indexes at the end of trading on Friday lost 1.2-1.7 percent due to the weak statistics of the U.S. labor market, according to AFP.
The index of wide market S&P 500 fell by 1.43% to 1951,36 item index of technology companies NASDAQ — on 1,74%, to 4707,78 points, DJIA index — on 1,23%, to 16472,37 item.
As it became known on Friday, unemployment rate in the United States in September remained at the August level at 5.1%, but the number of jobs in nonagricultural sectors of the economy grew by only 142 thousand against the expected growth of 200 thousand.
The Ministry of labor also revised August growth in the number of jobs in nonagricultural sectors, the increase amounted to 136 thousand instead of the previously reported 173 thousand.
“Although it was a big disappointment, I don’t think it changes the picture as a whole”, — quotes Agency Bloomberg review investment strategist at Edward D. Jones Warn Kate (Kate Warne).
In addition, the volume of industrial orders in the U.S. fell in August by 1.7% instead of the expected reduction of 1.3%.