Stocks in the United States continues to decline ahead of tomorrow’s nonfarm payrolls whereas the manufacturing sector along with jobless claims failed to meet markets estimates and indicated that the effect of the recession continues to hammer down economical activities in the world’s leading economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index shed 203.00 points or 2.09% to close at 9509.28 levels, The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 27.23 points or 2.58% to close at 1029.85 levels, The NASDAQ Composite Index declined 64.94 points or 3.06% to close at 2057.48 levels