US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Strong U.S. jobs growth data lifts Wall Street

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wall Street's stock indexes opened higher on Friday after the latest jobs data showed strength in the U.S. economy and bolstered the case for a December interest rate hike.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 74.16 points, or 0.31 percent, to 24,285.64. The S&P 500 gained 9.79 points, or 0.371258 percent, to 2,646.77. The Nasdaq Composite added 47.60 points, or 0.7 percent, to 6,860.45.

(Reporting by Rama Venkat Raman in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)