U.S. stocks fell in volatile trade on Friday with investors on edge after the previous session's plunge and as worries over euro zone debt offset data that showed the economy added jobs in April at the fastest pace in four years.

Indexes fell more than 1 percent in morning trade before trimming losses.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 72.17 points, or 0.69 percent, to 10,448.15. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> lost 10.81 points, or 0.96 percent, to 1,117.34. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shed 37.03 points, or 1.60 percent, to 2,282.61.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)