On Friday, the futures tracking the S&P 500 and Dow indexes bounced after Wall Street’s worst session since June, with focus turning to the critical jobs report that will possibly indicate a delaying recovery in the labor market.

The Labor Department’s report is expected to display 1.40 million US jobs made last month, down from 1.76 million in July, as the government’s coronavirus aid depleted and corporations from industrials to transportation revealed layoffs. 

After rising to record highs on the back of historic stimulus and a rally in technology stocks, the benchmark S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq endured their worst day in almost three months on Friday as investors booked gains.