US stock markets were mixed in morning trading on Wednesday after a report of slight increases in jobs in the private sector.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 76 points, or 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ fell 90 points, or 0.7 percent.
Payroll company ADP reported that only 117,000 jobs were added to the weak labor market in February, well below expectations. Official job data will be released on Friday.
Investors are also worried about a rise in bond yields, which corresponds to rising borrowing costs, a potential burden on the economy.
Last week’s unexpected rise in the bond market caused stock markets to tumble, but they recovered when interest rates were pulled back.