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

viernes 2 de octubre de 2015 08:55 GYT

* Sept nonfarm payrolls up by 142,000 vs 203,000 expected

* Unemployment rate unchanged at 5.1 pct

* Average hourly wages fall by a cent

* Futures down: Dow 118 pts, S&P 15 pts, Nasdaq 33 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar and Tanya Agrawal

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street looked set to open sharply lower on Friday after data showed a less-than-expected rise in nonfarm payrolls in September, raising doubts that the economy is strong enough to allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

U.S. employers added 142,000 jobs, compared with 136,000 in August and below the 203,000 that economists polled by Reuters had expected. August figures were also revised sharply lower.

The jobless rate held steady at 5.1 percent but average hourly wages fell by a cent to $25.09 during the month, and were up only 2.2 percent from the same month in 2014.

This is the last payrolls data before the Fed meets later this month.   Continuación...