Job numbers rise; stocks tank

February Jobs Report:

U.S. Added 273,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment at 3.5%:

■ 273,000 jobs were added in February. Analysts had expected a gain of about 165,000, according to MarketWatch.

■ The unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.

■ Average hourly earnings rose by 0.3 percent The year-over-year gain is now 3 percent.

Wall Street tumbles, global stocks slide as coronavirus drives week’s frenzy:

The Dow (INDU) opened 800 points lower. The S&P 500 (SPX) was down 3% and the Nasdaq (COMP) dropped 3%. Thursday’s trading session was just as brutal.


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