FILE PHOTO: A street sign, Wall Street, is seen outside New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., January 3, 2019.
Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 266,000 jobs last month.Data for March was revised down to show 770,000 jobs addedinstead of 916,000 as previously reported.
The economy is booming, and the labor market recovery is still ongoing.”MSCI’s benchmark for global equity markets rose 0.86% to 710.17.
The benchmark index is dominated by Asian currencies, including China’s yuan, which strengthened more than 0.5% in offshore trading to hit its best level in 2-1/2 months.
Brent crude futures rose 19 cents to settle at $68.28 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures gained 19 cents to settle at $64.90 a barrel.
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