The U.S. dollar stayed firm in the upper
At noon, the dollar fetched
The euro was quoted at
The dollar traded below a four-month high of
The report is expected to show employers expanded nonfarm payrolls by more than 200,000 for the sixth straight month.
With the national unemployment rate likely to stay near last month's 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008, the focus will be on whether wages have picked up, said
Compensation costs for U.S. workers increased 0.7 percent in the April-June period, marking the highest growth in about five and a half years, a
"The rise in labor costs is fanning expectations that wages will have improved," Suzuki said.
The euro was a touch weaker against the dollar after a preliminary estimate showed inflation in the eurozone lagged at an annualized 0.4 percent in July, far below the
"The euro remains on a downtrend," Suzuki said. "The weak reading adds to the view the ECB will act with further easing in the future."
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