January Jobs Report

By Melissa Mollet

Published 02/07 2014 12:38PM

Updated 02/07 2014 12:43PM

(NBC News) Stocks climbed on Friday after the unemployment rate fell and the government said fewer jobs were created last month than had been expected.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had its best day of the year on Thursday, was 59 points higher in early morning trading. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also rose.

The government reported the creation of 113,000 jobs in January -- lower than the expected 185,000. 

The jobless rate fell to 6.6 percent, which was below an expectation of 6.7 percent.

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