Dow futures are down 49 points to 12,430. The broader S&P 500 futures are down 5.6 points to 1,314.2. Nasdaq futures are down 8.25 points to 2,539.
The Labor Department will release the May employment report at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. Economists expect that employers added 158,000 jobs. However, on Thursday, the government published surprisingly bad numbers, showing that people seeking unemployment benefits rose to a five-week high.
That may suggest companies are showing more reluctance to hire new workers.
Also on Friday, there are new reports on manufacturing, U.S. car sales and construction spending.