Major US stock indexes on Thursday are down almost 2% on the data on the labor market in the US, according to trading data.
As of 17.35 Moscow time, the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJIA) was down 1.88% to 30195.41 points, the NASDAQ high-tech companies index was down 1.77% to 11040.66 points, the S&P 500 broad market index was down 2% to 3725 points.
American investors evaluate statistical data on the labor market. Thus, the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits in the country for the week ended July 9 increased by 9,000 from the previous week to 244,000. Analysts had expected the previous week’s figure to remain at 235,000.
In addition, markets remain wary of a global recession in the event of a tougher monetary decision by the US Federal Reserve. Such a scenario became more likely after the data on the acceleration of annual inflation in the US in June to a maximum since November 1981 of 9.1%.
At the moment, already 83.3% of analysts surveyed by CME Group consider it likely that the US Federal Reserve will increase the discount rate by 100 basis points, to 2.5% -2.75% per annum.