MOSCOW, 5 may — RIA Novosti. Main US stock indexes on Friday closed at record levels on the background data on the labor market of the country, according to the auction.
Index DJIA has grown on 0,26% — to 21006,9 points, the index of high-tech companies NASDAQ rose 0.42% to 6100,76 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 increased 0.41% to 2399,29 points.
According to the Ministry of labour of the country, the unemployment rate in the United States in April fell to 4.4% from March’s 4.5%, and the number of jobs in nonagricultural sectors of the economy increased by 211 thousand. However analysts expect that the unemployment rate in April was 4.6%, and the number of jobs increased by 185 thousand. The March number of new jobs in non-agricultural sectors was revised downwards — to 79 thousand 98 thousand.
In addition, according to the Agency, the hourly wage in the U.S. in April rose 2.5% yoy and amounted to 26.19 USD. On a monthly basis, hourly wages rose by 0.26%, or 7 cents.
According to the chief strategist at Raymond James by Scott Clemons (Clemons Scott), quoted by the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, the most important part of the report contains labour market data for unemployment rate and on wages.