Dow futures jump more than 100 points after blowout jobs report


Chef Eric Miggins prepares an order for takeout at the Tavern on Penn on Penn Ave in West Lawn Wednesday afternoon March 10, 2021.

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Stock futures climbed in overnight trading on Sunday as investors cheered a strong bounce in U.S. job growth last month amid accelerating vaccine rollout.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 136 points. S&P 500 futures rose 0.4% and Nasdaq 100 futures edged up 0.2%.

The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 916,000 in March, the highest since August 2020, while the unemployment rate fell to 6%. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones were expecting an increase of…


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