Economy USA

Wall Street welcomed the employment figures at the opening

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street opened sharply higher Friday’s session, the day after its worst session in more than two years.

The figure better than expected job creation in July in the U.S., coupled with an unemployment rate slightly down, eased the anxieties of the markets and given them new impetus.

A few minutes after the start of trading, the Dow Jones gained 1.5% to 11,554.5 points, Standard & Poor’s 500 index 1.32% to 1215.91 points and the Nasdaq Composite 1.29% to 2589.38 points.

According to figures released Friday by the Labor Department, the U.S. economy created 117,000 non-farm jobs in July and the rate of unemployment has fallen from 9.2% to 9.1%.

Economists on average had forecast 85,000 new jobs.

Values​​, the way Procter & Gamble has reported an increase in its quarterly results, which pushed up the title of 2.14% on opening.

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