Investors also took comfort in signs that the US and Iran seem to be backing away from a near-term conflict after President Trump said no new USA military strikes would follow an Iranian missile barrage on Iraqi bases.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq rose a stronger 0.8 per cent to end at 9,203.43.
Oil prices dropped by more than 4 percent as the president's remarks reassured traders that tensions with Iran would not escalate further.
"We took a measured, proportionate response to the terrorist assassination of our top general, Qasem Soleimani last night".
Domestic jobs increased by 145,000 last month, below the forecast for a 164,000 rise, the US government data showed, as the pace of hiring remained more than enough to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track.
Investors snapped up market heavyweights including Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc, lifting their shares between 0.9 per cent and 2.0 per cent. Technology stocks powered to the biggest gains in the S&P 500 and accounted for more than a third of the index's gain.
Since the year's start, the Dow has climbed in four of six trading days, gaining more than 400 points.
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And Kashmiri firms that do business outside the region have been particularly hard-hit. We only here to ensure citizens are provided their rights.
Furthermore, final week the inventory market closed one among its greatest years, overcoming commerce uncertainties and issues relating to the worldwide progress.
Investors will likely now turn their attention to the nonfarm jobs report due Friday.
The S&P 500 is up 30.50, or 0.9%.
Japan's Nikkei 225 leaped 2.3%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.7% and South Korea's Kospi rose 1.6%.
Tesla shares squeezed higher after receiving after Argus Research raised its price target to $556 from $396 late Tuesday. Gold futures contracts for February delivery fell 0.9% to $ 1,560 an ounce. Germany's DAX returned 1.3%, and France's CAC 40 added 0.2%. It would eventually settle down 5.4% at 12.72.
USA stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday, as easing West Asia tensions and gains in popular technology stocks offset concerns about slower-than-expected December jobs growth in the United States. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil, the worldwide benchmark was little changed at $64.45 a barrel after Wednesday's steep slide.
Smaller rival J.C. Penney Co Inc dropped 10.8 per cent after disappointing same-store sales numbers.