Wall Street struggled to a mixed finish on Monday, as a better-than-expected survey on the US services sector helped offset pessimism from last week's grim unemployment report.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 44.13 points, or 0.53%, to 8,324.87.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 2.30 points, or 0.26%, to 898.72.
But the Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 9.12 points, or 0.51%, to 1,787.40.
The market opened weaker, in an extension of the downward momentum from last week, when the market was stunned by a weaker-than-expected report on US non-farm payrolls, which fell by 467,000 in June.
But investors appeared to warm to a survey by the Institute of Supply Management on the services sector that was better than expected. The index rose to 47%, which is below the level of 50 that indicates growth but ahead of analysts expectations for the key sector.