The U.S. is forecast to add 258,000 new jobs in July, according to economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. The unemployment rate is expected to stay at 3.6%. Wages are forecast to rise 0.3% and put the increase over the past 12 months at 4.9% vs. 5.1% in June.
The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In premarket trades, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
and S&P 500
were set to open slightly higher in Friday trades.