Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this file picture.

New York - US stocks soared to new closing records Friday after a strong US jobs report revived confidence in the economic recovery.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 139.23 (0.94 percent) to 14 970.81, after having breached the 15 000 mark earlier for the first time.

The S&P 500 finished at 1 614.05, up 16.46 (1.03 percent), also setting a new record and crossing the 1 600 mark for the first time. - Sapa-AFP