Futures Movers: U.S. stock futures shoot higher after strong jobs report


U.S. stock futures shot out of the gate late Sunday, rising after Friday’s encouraging jobs report.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures

were up more than 200 points Sunday night, or 0.6%, while S&P 500 futures

and Nasdaq-100 futures

also showed solid gains.

Markets were closed Friday for the Good Friday holiday. The major benchmarks wrapped up the holiday-shortened week with gains, with the S&P 500 

 finishing above the 4,000 milestone for the first time. The S&P rose 1.2% for the week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average 

gained 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite 

 advanced 2.6%.

On Friday, the federal jobs report smashed expectations, with the U.S. adding 916,000 in March as the unemployment rate fell to 6% from 6.2%. Job growth was widespread in March, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, and construction, the Labor Department report showed.

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