U.S. stock indexes are looking to continue the rally heading into the final session of the week. The markets saw a recovery yesterday after the jobless claims data was released showing that the labor market was continuing its recovery. According to the Labor Depart Thursday’s data had the number of Americans filing first-time jobless claims at a pandemic low. For the week ending May 15th 444,000 people filed for unemployment which was below the analyst’s prediction of 450,000. This drop in claims shows continued improvement in the labor market as more Americans are getting vaccinated and returning to work. Even with the positive new data there still are 8.2 million fewer jobs than there was pre-pandemic. The most recent jobs report had the U.S adding 266,000 nonfarm jobs while the unemployment rate increased to 6.1% missing the 5.8% and 978,000 predictions.
Support today is 411000 and 406000 with resistance showing 419600 and 422500.