US STOCKS-Wall St up slightly as investors assess economic data

viernes 1 de abril de 2016 11:30 GYT

* March payrolls data better than expected

* Tesla up after new sedan unveiled

* Dow up 0.14 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.19 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

April 1 (Reuters) - Wall Street recouped early losses on Friday, helped by healthcare stocks, as investors assessed data pointing to a strong recovery in the U.S. economy.

Gains were limited by a nearly 4 percent fall in crude prices amid increasing skepticism around a deal to freeze crude production.

The Labor Department's report showed solid gains in nonfarm payrolls in March, underscoring the economy's resilience amid risks from a weak global economy.

While the unemployment rate rose to 5 percent from an eight-year low of 4.9 percent, it was because more Americans continued to return to the labor force.

A separate report showed the U.S. manufacturing sector resumed growth in March, bolstered by strength in new orders.   Continuación...