Market Watch: Dow Closes near 4 month high


After some encouraging employment numbers for March the Dow closed near a 4 month high ending the week on a positive note. Even though oil finished down $1.55 a barrel closing at $36.79 (which wiped out gains for the year) the Dow Jones industrial average closed up about 107 points at its highest since Dec. 4, 2015.  The latest numbers showed 215,000 jobs were created last month.  Experts had predicted 200,000 jobs would be added in March.

More on today’s market activity from CNBC below.

Here are the final numbers from Friday, 4/1/16 on Wall Street:

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 17,792.75  (+107.66/ +.61 %)

NASDAQ: 4914.54  (+44.69/ +0.92 %)

S&P 500: 2,072.78 (+13.04/ +0.63 %)