Dow Up 122 on Jobs Report Unemployment rate holds at 9.7% By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Mar 5, 2010 3:19 PM CST 7 comments Comments Specialist Christopher Culhane, left, and trader James Dresch work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – A better-than-expected jobs report fueled a rally in stocks to close out the week. Nonfarm payrolls fell by 36,000 in February, far less than the predicted level of 75,000, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow gained 122.06 points to close at 10,566.20. The Nasdaq picked up 334.04, settling at 2,326.35. The S&P 500 added 15.72, closing at 1,138.69.