The Dow Jones industrial average barely rose in light trading Friday following a weak U.S. jobs report. The government reported that 96,000 jobs were created in the U.S. last month, fewer than economists had forecast. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent, but only because more people gave up looking for work.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14.64 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 13,306.64.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5.80 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,437.92.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.61 points, or 0.02 percent, to 3,136.42.
For the week:
The Dow is up 215.80 points, or 1.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 31.34 points, or 2.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 69.46 points, or 2.3 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 1,089 points, or 8.9 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 180.32 points, or 14.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 531.27 points, or 20.4 percent.