US stocks stage huge comeback, still close lower in volatile post-jobs-report session



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  • US stocks ended Friday lower, even after the August jobs report showed strong job additions and a better-than-expected unemployment rate.
  • Major indexes were dragged lower by their most heavily weighted tech stocks for a second straight day.
  • Megacap tech names like Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet led declines.
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US stocks closed lower to cap off a volatile session. Major indexes dove shortly after the market open, only to stage a sharp recovery in the afternoon before drifting lower once to end the day.

The losses came amid reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank was responsible for buying market-moving chunks of megacap tech stocks over the past several months. Names like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google were among the biggest drags on major indexes Friday.

Traders also weighed the August jobs report. The US added 1.37 million jobs in

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Huge fall in service sector jobs indicates more females seeking career change



a person sitting at a table using a laptop computer: SEEK data shows jobs in the consumer services sector are at 51.8 percent of pre-COVID levels.


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SEEK data shows jobs in the consumer services sector are at 51.8 percent of pre-COVID levels.



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A growing number of Kiwi job-seekers are considering a different career path in the wake of COVID-19.  

Research by online employment website SEEK of  4000 job-seekers in July showed one in three were rethinking their career as a result of COVID-19. Of those whose jobs were directly impacted, just under half (45 percent) wanted to move to an industry less impacted by the pandemic.

The data shows jobs in the consumer services sector have fallen the most, now at just over half of pre-COVID-19 levels. SEEK data from 2019 showed jobs in this sector attracted a higher number of female applicants than male.

“Prior to the latest restrictions, consumer services roles were at 58 percent when compared with pre-COVID levels, and now they’re down 6.2 percent to 51.8

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Life Science Tools and Reagents Market Huge Growth Opportunities and Trends to 2026

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Aug 28, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
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