(AP) NEW YORK - Oil is plunging as a dismal report on U.S. job growth adds to worries about a slowing global economy.
Benchmark oil fell $2.34 to $84.19 per barrel Friday morning in New York. The nearly 3 percent drop extends a month of sharp losses due to concerns about future demand if economic growth weakens.
Brent crude dropped $3.05 to $98.82 per barrel in London, its first decline below $100 since October.
, the smallest number in a year. The unemployment rate increased slightly.
New surveys indicate that China's manufacturing has slowed. And Europe continues to struggle.