Stocks finished deeply in negative territory Friday, after the government reported that hiring slowed in April, fueling worries over the strength of the economic recovery.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly drop this year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a third-consecutive session, tumbling 168.32, or 1.27 percent, to close at 13,038.27, led by BofA and Cisco .
The S&P 500 fell 22.47, or 1.61 percent, to finish at 1,369.10. The Nasdaq plunged 67.96, or 2.25 percent, to end at 2,956.34.
The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, surged to close near 19.
For the week, the Dow erased 1.44 percent, the S&P 500 shed 2.44 percent, and the Nasdaq dropped 3.68 percent. BofA was the biggest laggard on the Dow for the week, while Merck gained.
Nine out of the ten key S&P sectors ended lower, led by techs, while telecoms eked out a small gain.
Non-farm payrolls rose much less than expected , with employers adding just 115,000 jobs in April, well below expectations for 170,000 according to a Reuters survey. Still, the unemployment rate slipped to 8.1 percent, hitting the lowest since January 2009.Page 1 of 5 | Next Page