Unemployment fell to 1.69 million between January and March, down 2,000 from the previous quarter.
For world markets, the main focus at this week’s Group of Seven meeting in Japan will be how much leeway the host nation is given to boost economic growth and inflation, specifically through depreciation of the yen.
Stock markets recovered from an initial battering on Wednesday, some upbeat signals from Britain and Japan helping offset what for many investors is a worrying revival of expectations for rises in U.S. interest rates this year.
Next Trading Day’s Important Events
- USDJPY: 109.45
- EURUSD: 1.1275
- S&P 500: 2,047.21
- NASDAQ : 4,715.73