Gромышленный the Dow Jones index was down 0.95%, high-tech NASDAQ – by 0.48%, the index of wide market S&P 500 by 0.69%.
MOSCOW, 12 Nov. U.S. stock indexes at the opening of trading on Thursday, falling after the publication of the weekly statistics on unemployment in the country, which were worse than expected, according to AFP.
As at 18.29 GMT the Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.95% to 17535,69 point, high-tech NASDAQ — by 0.48% to 5042,29 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 by 0.69% to 2060,68 item.
The number of initial applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. for the week ended 7 November, unchanged compared with the previous week and amounted to 276 thousand, reported Thursday the Ministry of labour of the country. Analysts were expecting a decline in the level of the previous week by 6 thousand to 270 thousand. The average number of initial claims for four weeks ended November 7, up from the previous week by 5 thousand — up to 267,75 thousands.
“The increase in the number of applications for unemployment remains low and continues to point to sustained improvement of the General condition of the labour market,” said an analyst at BNP Paribas, Derek Lindsey (Derek Lindsey), quoted by Reuters.
Investors also continue to monitor closely the official statements of the fed officials who can clarify the situation on the probable rise in interest rates in December.