Stock Futures Hover Ahead of Jobs Report

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


Michael Nagle / Bloomberg News

June 3, 2022 3:36 a.m. ET

US stock futures remained steady as investors awaited important economic data on the labor market.

In the US, S&P 500 futures fell 0.1% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded flat. Contracts do not necessarily predict moves after the opening bell.

European stocks rallied on Friday in two days of gains. Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.3% in morning trade. The consumer staples and utilities sectors led gains, while the energy sector lost ground.

Other shares in Europe also rose. France’s CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent and Germany’s DAX was up 0.5 percent. Markets in the UK were closed for a public holiday.

The Swiss franc strengthened 0.1% against the US dollar, with 1 franc buying $1.04. The euro was mostly flat against the dollar, with 1 euro buying $1.07. The British pound depreciated 0.1% against the dollar, with 1 pound buying $1.26.

In commodities, Brent crude fell 0.4% to $117.17 a barrel. Gold fell 0.1% to $1,869.60 an ounce.

The yield on the German 10-year bond fell from 1.241% to 1.240%. Yields on 10-year US Treasuries increased from 2.912% to 2.916%. Yields move in the opposite direction of price.

In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3%.

—An artificial intelligence engine was used to create this article.

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Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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