Friday, April 5, 2013
Stocks fell on Wall Street Friday after the government reported that U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in nine months in March. More people also gave up looking for work. The number of jobs grew at about half the pace of the previous six months. The report was worse than economists were expecting. The Standard & Poor's 500 logged its biggest weekly decline of the year.
The Dow fell 40.86 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,565.25.
The S&P 500 declined 6.70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,553.28.
The Nasdaq composite dropped 21.12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 3,203.86.
For the week:
The Dow is down 13.29 points, or 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 15.91 points, or 1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 63.66 points, or 2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,461.11 points, or 11.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 127.09 points, or 8.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 184.35 points, or 6.1 percent.