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A shocking low US employment number has sent shares tumbling as the world's biggest economy shows no signs of recovery despite all the financial stimulus sent in its direction.

This article titled “Wall Street futures and FTSE fall after shock US job numbers” was written by Nick Fletcher, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th July 2011 13.19 UTC

A shocking low US employment number has sent shares tumbling as the world’s biggest economy shows no signs of recovery despite all the financial stimulus sent in its direction.

Dow Jones futures – up 31 points before the figures – are now down 106 points while the FTSE 100 has done a major U-turn, down 57.16 points at 5997.39 having been as high as 6084 earlier.

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