The U.S. stock market had its best day in two months Friday following encouraging news about the job market. The surge was enough to push two of the three major indexes to gains for the week.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 267.05 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 18,191.11.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 28.10 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 2,116.10.
The Nasdaq composite rose 58 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 5,003.55.
For the week:
The Dow rose 167.05 points, or 0.9 per cent.
The S&P 500 index gained 7.81 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq lost 1.84 points, or 0.04 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 368.04 points, or 2.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 57.20 points, or 2.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 267.49 points, or 5.7 per cent.