US Markets Close S&P 500,Nasdaq End At Records After Strong US Jobs Data.

Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records Friday after a much stronger-than-expected July jobs report suggested the economy is healthier than previously thought.

The broad-based S and P 500 rose 0.9 percent to 2,182.87, about four points above its prior all-time high set last month.

The Tech-Rich Nasdaq composite also set a record, up 1.1 percent at 5,221.12, while the DOW Jones industrial average jumped 1.0 percent to 18,543.53, only 12 points from its record.