US STOCKS-Wall St falls after disappointing jobs data

viernes 6 de mayo de 2016 10:58 GYT

* April nonfarm payrolls up by 160,000 vs 202,000 expected

* Job additions smallest in 7 months

* Endo slumps; weighs on drugmakers

* Square falls after results miss expectations

* Indexes down: Dow 0.23 pct, S&P 0.31 pct, Nasdaq 0.45 pct (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

May 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower on Friday after April payrolls data showed employment gains hit a seven-month low, casting doubts about the health of the economy and the likelihood of an interest rate hike by the end of the year.

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 160,000 last month, far below the 202,000 that economists polled by Reuters had forecast on average. The number was lower than the first-quarter average monthly job growth of 200,000.

Mixed economic data and the slowing pace of global growth have weakened investors' appetite for risk.   Continuación...