Big jobs miss dings stock futures

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U.S. equity futures lost steam following a big miss for the April jobs report

Dow futures dipped into the red, while S&P and Nasdaq futures held steady. 

Investors may now be looking at another choppy session after a rebound Thursday pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a fresh record. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 34548.53 +318.19 +0.93%
SP500 S&P 500 4201.62 +34.03 +0.82%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13632.841845 +50.42 +0.37%

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The Labor Department said the U.S. economy added just 266,000 jobs well below the 978,000 forecasts. Still, this marks the fourth straight month of gains and the highest since August.

The unemployment rate unexpectedly jumped to 6.1%.

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