The US dollar slips amid economic data

The US dollar slips amid economic data

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar weakened in late trade on Thursday after data showed a rise in the number of U.S. jobless workers last week.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell 0.18 percent to 103.2330.

In late New York trading, the euro was up at US$1.0736 from US$1.0723 in the previous session, and the British pound was up at US$1.2117 from US$1.2069 in the previous session.

The US dollar bought 131.57 Japanese yen, higher than 131.37 Japanese yen from the previous session. The US dollar rose to 0.9224 Swiss francs from 0.9202 Swiss francs and it climbed to 1.3452 Canadian dollars from 1.3439 Canadian dollars. The US dollar fell to SEK 10.3550 from SEK 10.5932.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose by 13,000 to 196,000 for the week ended February 4, the US Labor Department reported on Thursday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 190,000 applications.





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