It was quite the roller-coaster ride this week for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Still, after spending four straight days in the red, the Dow rebounded in a big way on Friday, rising more than 200 points and erasing all of the week's losses in one fell swoop. Positive U.S. jobs data was the main catalyst behind the jump, as the report showed that employers added 163,000 jobs versus expectations of 100,000. Despite the better-than-expected jobs number, though, the U.S. unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percentage to 8.3%.
Here's how all three major U.S. indices fared over the past week.
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||20.51 [0.16%]||13,096.17|
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