US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower after jobs data

jueves 13 de agosto de 2015 09:20 GYT

* Weekly jobless claims 4-week average lowest since 2000

* July retail sales rise more-than-expected

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* Cisco up after strong results

* Futures down: Dow 26 pts, S&P 3 pts, Nasdaq 5 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open slightly lower on Thursday as strong economic data increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September, rather than later in the year.

U.S. weekly jobless claims rose more-than-expected last week but their four-week moving average was at its lowest since April 2000. U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July.

While inflation remains below what the Fed would like to see, the labor markets have continued to strengthen - a key factor in the central bank's timing of a rate hike.   Continuación...