April 6, 2018 / 12:38 PM / 3 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend losses after March jobs data

April 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures added to losses on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy created the fewest jobs in six months in March, but a pickup in wage gains pointed to a tightening labor market.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 103,000 last month, while economists polled by Reuters had forecast the economy adding 193,000.

At 8:33 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were down 249 points, or 1.02 percent, with 86,361 contracts changing hands.

S&P 500 e-minis were down 24 points, or 0.9 percent, with 378,517 contracts traded.

Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 73 points, or 1.11 percent, on volume of 112,994 contracts.

Minutes before the data was issued, Dow e-minis were down 201 points, or 0.82 percent. S&P 500 e-minis were down 19 points, or 0.71 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 52.5 points, or 0.8 percent. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru)

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