US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as oil prices dip

jueves 9 de junio de 2016 09:00 GYT

* Oil down more than 1 pct, ends 3-day rally

* Weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fall

* Chesapeake falls on RBC downgrade

* Futures down: Dow 57 pts, S&P 7.75 pts, Nasdaq 13.5 pts (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a lower open on Thursday as a drop in oil prices more than offset strong weekly labor market data.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained strength in the labor market despite a sharp slowdown in hiring last month.

The jobless claims data gave investors their first read of the labor market since Friday when dismal May payrolls numbers jolted the markets.

Still, a more than 1 percent decline in oil on Thursday kept stock futures under pressure.   Continuación...