Wall Street rose at the open on Thursday after new claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected but the number of people seeking extended benefits fell, and a separate report showed the U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 62.35 points, or 0.60 percent, at 10,399.40. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 7.13 points, or 0.65 percent, at 1,103.08. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 13.37 points, or 0.61 percent, at 2,197.10.

(Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)