Major U.S. stock-indexes higher on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data built the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month for the first time in nearly a decade.
Nonfarm payrolls increased 211,000 in November, the Labor Department reported, while September and October data was revised to show 35,000 more jobs than previously reported. The unemployment rate held at a 7,5 year low of 5%, even as people returned to the labor force in a sign of confidence in the jobs market.
Most of Dow stocks in positive area (27 of 30). Top looser - Chevron Corporation (CVX, -0.92%). Top gainer - Apple Inc. (AAPL. 2.73%).
Most of S&P index sectors in positive area. Top looser - Conglomerates (-2.1%). Top gainer - Consumer goods ( 1,1%).
At the moment:
Dow 17676.00 190.00 1.09%
S&P 500 2069.00 17.75 0.87%
Nasdaq 100 4671.50 60.50 1.31%
Oil 40.06 -1.02 -2.48%
Gold 1085.70 24.50 2.31%
U.S. 10yr 2.27 -0.06