Futures slump following jobs data disappointment in short session

April 3, 2015 1:34 PM

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Futures slump following jobs data disappointment in short session

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Friday after a weaker-than-expected March employment report, in thin trading that nonetheless suggests a weak open for stocks on Monday.

The jobs report, showing the economy's weakest job growth in more than a year, follows a string of underwhelming reports on the health of the U.S. economy that suggests softening in growth after a strong finish to 2014.

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