NEW YORK (Worthy News)– The Dow Jones Industrial average eclipsed 17,000 for the first time in its 118-years history bolstered by a jobs report where 288,000 jobs were added in June.
Dow power! Iconic stock gauge tops 17,000 for first time
The Dow finally did it! It topped 17,000 in early trading today, marking the latest milestone in the bull market that began in March 2009.
Dow, S&P 500 close at new highs; Dow over 17K
Stocks closed higher Thursday as the Dow topped 17,000 for the first time and notched a new all-time closing high, as did the S&P 500.
U.S. job growth surges, unemployment rate near six-year low
U.S. employment growth jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was growing briskly heading into the second half of the year.
Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June
The number of Americans 16 and older who did not participate in the labor force climbed to a record high of 92,120,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).