How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

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Posted: Apr 01, 2016 4:37 PM

U.S. stocks climbed Friday after the government said job growth continued at a strong clip in March. Makers of consumer goods and household products rose, and health care companies rebounded. The employment helped U.S. stocks stay out of a steep global decline.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 107.66 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,792.75.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index advanced 13.04 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,072.78.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 44.69 points, or 0.9 percent, to 4,914.54.

For the week:

The Dow added 277.02 points, or 1.6 percent.

The S&P 500 gained 36.84 points, or 1.8 percent.

The Nasdaq picked up 141.04 points, or 3 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 367.72 points, or 2.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 28.84 points, or 1.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 92.87 points, or 1.9 percent.