Wall Street opened flat on Friday after a mixed U.S. payrolls report failed to confirm heightened expectations of a healing labor market.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 0.98 points, or 0.01 percent, at 11,696.33. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 0.99 points, or 0.08 percent, at 1,274.84. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 0.55 points, or 0.02 percent, at 2,710.44.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)