The Dow Jones Industrial average closed out its best week in more three years Friday essentially flat, finishing off less than one point (0.61) at 12,019.42 despite a much-better-than expected jobs report.

The Nasdaq inched up 0.73 points to 2,626.93 while the S&P 500 trimmed 0.30 points to close at 1,244.28.

Investors were initially encouraged by news that the nation’s unemployment rate fell four-tenths of a percentage point to 8.6 percent, marking the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.

Overall payment employment rose by 120,000 in November. Private sector employers added 140,000 jobs, although state and local governments continued to shed tens of thousands of jobs.

Employment continued to trend up in retail trade, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care, while government employment continued to trend down.

The number of unemployed people, at 13.3 million, declined 594,000 in November. The labor force, which is the sum of the unemployed and employed, was down by a little more than half that amount.

Here are the details from Friday’s trading session:

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

·         Up 787.64 points this week, or 7.01%, to 12019.42

·         This week’s gain snaps a two-week losing streak.

·         Biggest weekly points gain since the week period ended October 31, 2008.

·         Second largest weekly points gain in its history.

·         Biggest weekly percentage gain since July 17, 2009.

·         Today: DJIA, down 0.61 points, or 0.01%.

·         Down two consecutive trading sessions.

·         An intraday high of 12146.68 occurred at 10:32:41 today, representing an increase of 126.65 points, or 1.05%.

·         An intraday low of 12007.12 occurred at 15:52:39 today, representing a decrease of 12.91 points, or 0.11%.

·         Thirteen of the 30 component stocks rose, 15 fell, two were unchanged.

·         Today's top five contributors to The Dow's movement and their point contribution: JPM (14.15), DIS (4.69), HD (4.54), PG (4.39), AXP (3.33).

·         Today's bottom five laggards: JNJ (-7.42), TRV (-6.05), MMM (-4.09), CAT (-4.01), HPQ (-4.01).

·         Down 2145.11 points, or 15.14% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.

·         Up 5.60% from 52 weeks ago.

·         Up 83.59% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.

·         Down 6.18% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.

·         Up 12.80% from its 2011 closing low of 10655.30 on October 3.

·         Year-to-date: up 3.82%.

·         DJIA crossed zero 11 times during today's trading session.

Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index 

·         Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 12907.87 (prelim)*, up 916.49 points this week, or 7.64%

·         This week’s gain snaps a two-week losing streak.

·         Biggest weekly points gain since the week period ended November 28, 2008.

·         Biggest weekly percentage gain since the week period ended March 13, 2009.

·         Today: Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, up 6.04 points, or 0.05%, or approximately $6.8 billion in market capitalization.

·         Up four of the last five trading days.

·         Down 2837.52 points, or 18.02% (approximately $4.1 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.

·         Up 89.82% (approximately $7.1 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.

·         Up 1.03% over the past 52 weeks.

·         Down 9.79% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.

·         Up 14.24% from its 2011 closing low of 11299.07 on October 3.

·         Year-to-date: down 1.70%, or approximately $351 billion in market cap.

Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes.