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U.S. stocks reversed all gains on Friday to close lower across the board despite the solid monthly jobs report for August.
Job growth moderated from a torrid pace the previous month, as growing headwinds from higher interest rates, scorching-hot inflation, and mounting recession fears took hold.
Employers added 315,000 jobs in August, in line with the 300,000 jobs forecast by Refinitiv economists.
That marks the lowest monthly gain since April 2021 and is a major decline from the 526,000 jumps recorded in July.
“If there’s one key surprise in these headline numbers, it is that the nation’s unemployment rate ticked up 0.2% to 3.7%, said Mark Hamrick, the senior economic analyst at Bankrate.com.”The number of unemployed persons rose by 344,000 to 6 million.”
“Still to come this month, key measures of inflation, and this will also help set the table for FOMC members eager to raise interest rates.
How much they’ll prescribe this month remains to be seen, but a rate hike is very much on the agenda,” added Hamrick.
U.S. stocks fell across the board on Wednesday as investors wrap up a losing month.
For August, the Dow finished down nearly 4.1%, while the S&P and Nasdaq lost 4.2% and 4.6%, respectively.
It was the worst August performance since 2015. In commodities, oil dipped over 12% for the month to $96.49 per barrel. Read more articles on dailyrewards.