October 4, 2019 / 12:44 PM / 14 days ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures turn positive on moderate job growth in Sept

Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures turned positive on Friday after data showed a moderate increase in job growth in September, with the unemployment rate dropping to near a 50-year low, diminishing worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's largest economy.

At 8:35 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 70 points, or 0.27%. S&P 500 e-minis were up 6.25 points, or 0.21% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 27.75 points, or 0.36%.

Moments before the data, Dow e-minis were down 71 points, or 0.27%. S&P 500 e-minis were down 9.75 points, or 0.33% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 21 points, or 0.27%. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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