NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Friday as investors found some positive aspects in a middling jobs report. Job growth slowed in August, and they hope that will convince the Federal Reserve to wait before raising interest rates.

On Friday:

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 72.66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,491.96.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 9.12 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,179.98.

The Nasdaq composite advanced 22.69 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,249.90.

For the week:

The Dow gained 96.56 points, or 0.5 percent.

The S&P 500 rose 10.94 points, or 0.5 percent.

The Nasdaq gained 30.98 points, or 0.6 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,066.93 points, or 6.1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 136.04 points, or 6.7 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 242.49 points, or 4.8 percent.