U.S. stock-index futures were little changed on Thursday after the government reported consumer spending increased less than forecast in May and jobless claims fell last week.
"Jobless claims couldn't be any closer to spot on, personal income is exactly on consensus," Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities, said of U..S. jobless claims declining by 2,000 to 312,000 last week, in line with expectations.
Another report Thursday had personal spending rising a less-than-forecast 0.2 percent in May, after holding flat in April, and personal income rising 0.4 percent.
"So we've got an economic-data calendar that has not given us a catalyst one way or the other, and stock futures are reflecting that," Hogan said.
Markets overseas were boosted by a weaker-than-expected reading on U.S. economic growth, which reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates any time soon.
The U.S. economy contracted 2.9 percent on an annualized basis in the first quarter, a much steeper pace than expected, which briefly sent yields on benchmark 10 year-Treasury notes to three-week lows.