NEW YORK, June 5 U.S. Treasuries prices extended
gains on Wednesday after data on the U.S. service sector showed
employment fell to its lowest in nearly a year.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury note, up 8/32 of
a point in price before the report, was up 12/32 afterwards,
leaving its yield at 2.11 percent, down from 2.15 percent late
The Institute for Supply Management said its services index
edged up to 53.7 last month from 53.1 in April, but the report's
employment measure fell to its lowest since last July at 50.1
The ISM index's forward-looking new orders component rose to
56.0 from 54.5, pointing to expansion, but with the U.S. Labor
Department's jobs report due on Friday, the market focused more
on the employment reading.