Stocks opened little changed on Thursday after labor market data indicated that while the economy continued to recover, progress was slow.
Movement could be limited as S&P 500 again faces a tough test in piercing the 1,360 level, a 10-month high seen as a key resistance point.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 17.94 points, or 0.14 percent, at 12,920.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 1.34 points, or 0.10 percent, at 1,356.32. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 0.11 points, or 0.00 percent, at 2,933.28.
(Reporting By Ryan Vlastelica; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)