NEW YORK – Stock futures are falling ahead of the June jobs report that is expected to show only a slight uptick in hiring.
Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 6 points to 12,826. Standard & Poor's 500 futures are down 1.9 points to 1,359.50 and Nasdaq futures have given up 2.5 points to hit 2,640.
With President Barack Obama on a two-day bus tour to campaign in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Labor Department's report could have a huge impact on the upcoming election after a lackluster two months of hiring.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet forecast that the economy gained only 90,000 jobs last month. It would mark a third straight month of weak job growth.
The unemployment rate is expected to remain at 8.2 percent.