Aust stocks close stronger

Local market gains ground after upbeat jobs numbers, supportive US Fed talk.

The Australian sharemarket closed stronger today, buoyed by supportive comments from the US Federal Reserve chair and better than expected local employment data.

At the 4.15pm (AEST) official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index added 41 points, or 0.75%, to 5,476.8 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 36.8 points, or 0.68%, to 5,455.9 points.


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