US stocks have closed lower after the latest jobs report gave investors few clues about the Federal Reserve’s next move on interest rates.
It was the second-worst week for the market so far this year.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 272 points, or 1.7%, to 16,102. It had been down as much as 348 earlier.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gave up 29 points, or 1.5%, to 1,921.
The Nasdaq composite slipped 49 points, or 1.1%, to 4,683.
The government reported that the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August, but also that employers added fewer jobs than forecast.
Gap fell 2% after reporting a drop in sales.
Bond prices rose while the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.13%.