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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Last Updated at 24 Dec 2014, 13:03 ET *Chart shows local time Dow Jones intraday chart
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Boeing Co.

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Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Nasdaq Index

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S&P 500 Cash Index - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

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(Close): The Dow Jones broke through the 17,000 mark for the first time after strong new jobs figures.

The Dow Jones closed up 92.02 points or 0.54% at 17,068.26 after figures showed the US economy added 288,000 jobs last month.

The figure was higher than analysts' expectations, and the unemployment rate also dropped to 6.1%.

The S&P 500 index rose 10.82 points or 0.55% to 1,985.44. The Nasdaq climbed 28.19 points or 0.63% to 4,485.93.

In addition to the strong figure for June, jobs figures for May and April were also revised upwards.

"It's an extremely bullish report... I don't think you could have asked for a stronger read," Jacob Oubina, senior US economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York, told Reuters.

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