The report released by the
The US non-farm payroll employment increased by 209,000 jobs in July after jumping by an upwardly revised 298,000 in June. Economists had been expecting employment to climb by about 233,000 jobs
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate unexpectedly edged up to 6.2% in July from a nearly six-year low of 6.1% in June.
Personal income and spending in the US increased in line with economist estimates in the month of June, according to a report released by the
The greenback extended decline to a 3-day low of 0.9051 against the Swiss franc, down by 0.5% from an early high of 0.9096. The next possible support for the greenback is seen around the 0.90 mark.
The greenback pulled back from an early 2-day high of 103.02 against the Yen, falling to a 2-day low of 102.64. The greenback is likely to test support around the 102.00 level.
Manufacturing activity in
The greenback fell to 1.3432 against the euro, its weakest since
Eurozone manufacturing activity growth remained stable at June's seven-month low, final data from Markit Economics showed.
The final seasonally adjusted manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 51.8 in July, unchanged from June. The flash score for July was 51.9.
The greenback eased back to 1.6860 against the pound, after having advanced to a 1-1/2-month high of 1.6811 at
The Makit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, decreased to 55.4 in July from 57.2 in June. Economists expected the index to come in at 57.2.
Easing from an early 2-month high of 0.9275 against the Australian dollar, the greenback fell to 0.9325 when the data came out. The pair's yesterday's closing value was at 0.9292. The greenback may challenge support around the 0.94 mark.
The greenback slipped to a 3-day low of 0.8522 against the NZ dollar, moving away from nearly a 2-month high of 0.8461 hit in prior deals. On the downside, 0.86 is seen as next likely support level for the greenback.
The greenback edged down to 1.0896 against the loonie, after climbing to near a 2-month peak of 1.0943 at
Looking ahead, the Reuters/
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