Futures are getting slammed after the jobs report

Stock futures slid after the March jobs report beat expectations.

Futures had already been under pressure ahead of the report, as European markets sold off. Near 8:59 a.m. ET, Dow Dow futures were down 103 points, S&P 500 futures were down 12 points, and Nasdaq futures were down 29 points — all by about 0.6%.

The jobs report showed that the economy added 215,000 jobs in March (205,000 expected), while the unemployment rate ticked up to 5% from 4.9%.

There’s a lot more economic data to come on Friday, including auto sales, manufacturing PMIs, consumer confidence and construction spending. You can read our full preview of this busy day here.

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