Dow futures wobble after unemployment rate falls to 8.4% and U.S. adds 1.4 million jobs in August

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U.S. stock-index futures Friday morning were bouncing around, but attempting to gain some momentum higher, after an important report on unemployment showed that 1.4 million jobs were added in the month, outpacing the 1.2 million estimated by economists surveyed by MarketWatch. On top of that, the unemployment rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2% in July. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 99 points higher, or 0.3%, at 28,450, those for the S&P 500 index are flat at 3,460, Nasdaq-100 futures traded 1.1% lower at 11,678. On Thursday, the Dow ended with a loss of 807.77 points, or 2.8%, at 28,292.73, after dropping more than 1,000 points at its session low. The S&P 500 closed 125.78 points lower, down 3.5%, at 3,455.06. The Nasdaq Composite tumbled 598.34 points, or 5%, to end at 11,458.10.
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