06 May '11, 9pm

US stocks close higher on jobs data: NEW YORK: US stocks closed higher on Friday propelled by strong Labour Depa...

US stocks close higher on jobs data: NEW YORK: US stocks closed higher on Friday propelled by strong Labour Depa...

NEW YORK: US stocks closed higher on Friday propelled by strong Labour Department numbers for new job creation in April, but failed to make up the sharp losses of the day before. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 54.57 points (0.43 percent) to 12,638.74, after having been up as much as 175 points in morning trade. The broader S&P 500 gained 5.10 points (0.38 percent) at 1,340.20, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 12.84 points (0.46 percent) to 2,827.56. After Thursday's more than one percent fall on the back of plummeting commodity prices, buying was sparked Friday by the data showing a net 244,000 non-farm jobs were added to the US economy in April. The private sector created a net 268,000 positions, with a strong surge in hiring in the services sector easily offsetting local and federal job losses. Based on a separate, more volatile dataset, the overall j...

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