The following markets are trading on July 3rd

The S&P 500 ended trading with a weekly gain of 4%

U.S. equity and bond markets are closed on Friday, July 3 for the observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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Markets advanced in Asia on Friday following a Wall Street rally driven by strong jobs data.

Tokyo's Nikkei picked up 0.7 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.9 percent, China's Shanghai Composite jumped 2 percent.

European markets are open and trading. London's FTSE is down 1.1 percent, Germany's DAX is sliding 0.6 percent and France's CAC is off 1 percent.

In Thursday's Wall Street session, the S&P 500 rose 0.5 percent, its fourth-straight gain, ending the holiday-shortened week with a gain of 4 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4 percent and the Nasdaq climbed 0.5 percent.

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
I:DJIDOW JONES AVERAGES27173.96+358.52+1.34%
SP500S&P 5003298.46+51.87+1.60%
I:COMPNASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX10913.561787+241.30+2.26%

The U.S. government said employers added 4.8 million jobs to their payrolls in June for the second-straight month of growth. The unemployment rate remains very high at 11.1 percent, but last month’s improvement was much better than economists expected.

US ECONOMY CREATED 4.8M JOBS LAST MONTH: THESE INDUSTRIES SAW THE BIGGEST GAINS

Many workers across the country are still experiencing economic pain, with only about a third of the 22 million jobs lost to the recession recovered so far.

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Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery slipped 62 cents to $40.03 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 83 cents Thursday to settle at $40.65 a barrel. Brent crude oil for September delivery dropped 64 cents to $42.50 a barrel.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.