Two women walk in midtown Manhattan on Friday in New York City. The United States added just 266,000 jobs in April -- a quarter of the number expected -- in a surprise setback for President Joe Biden's efforts to revive an economy blighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Workers of the Next Mineral mining company inspect the Comahue copper mine in Antofagasta, Chile. Copper, a major indicator of the state of the global economy owing to its use in a multitude of products, broke to an all-time high above $10,300 per tonne on Friday, and with the global recovery expected to continue for some time, analysts say the price can continue north.
A worker prepares to weld a steel structure at a construction site in Beijing on Saturday.
Motorists commute on a highway during the afternoon rush hour in Jakarta on Saturday.