Wall Street's four-day rally ground to a halt on Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a key labor market report expected to underscore fears the economy is headed for another recession.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 117.69 points, or 1.01 percent, at 11,495.84. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 14.32 points, or 1.17 percent, at 1,204.57. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 33.42 points, or 1.30 percent, at 2,546.04.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica)