Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday after data showed a moderate increase in job growth in September, with the unemployment rate dropping to a 50-year low, easing worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's largest economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 70.66 points, or 0.27%, at the open to 26,271.70.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 7.93 points, or 0.27%, at 2,918.56. The Nasdaq Composite gained 36.17 points, or 0.46%, to 7,908.44 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)