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U.S. dollar edges down amid disappointing jobs data

04 Dec 2021, 08:30 GMT+10

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. dollar inched lower in late trading on Friday, pressured by a disappointing jobs report.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.04 percent at 96.1195.

In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.1312 U.S. dollars from 1.1296 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound was down to 1.3230 dollars from 1.3297 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar decreased to 0.6997 U.S. dollar from 0.7088 dollar.

The U.S. dollar bought 112.62 Japanese yen, lower than 113.16 Japanese yen of the previous session. The U.S. dollar decreased to 0.9175 Swiss franc from 0.9208 Swiss franc, and it increased to 1.2834 Canadian dollars from 1.2812 Canadian dollars.

U.S. Labor Department reported on Friday that the United States created 210,000 new jobs in November, lower than market expectations for a rise of 573,000 and also lower than a rise of 531,000 in October.

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