Economists expect an addition of 230,000 jobs in July, after an increase of 288,000 jobs last month. Unemployment rate is seen unchanged at 6.1%.
Traders are pricing in the probability of US interest rate hike faster-than-forecast, in the light of strong US economic data this week.
Weak PMIs out of the euro area, along with unimpressive corporate news also contributed to sell-off in the session.
The Swiss franc rose to 1.5278 against the pound, its strongest since
The Makit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, decreased to 55.4 in July from 57.2 in June, but remained above the survey average of 51.5.
Reversing from an early low of 113.05 against the yen, the franc spiked up to over a 2-week high of 113.36. At Thursday's close, the pair was worth 113.20. The franc is likely to challenge resistance around the 114.00 mark.
Positive turnaround in the three areas of financial conditions, expectations and economic activity brought about by the introduction of quantitative and qualitative easing has positioned the Japanese economy on track to achieve the 2% price stability target, as expected,
Having fallen to 0.9096 against the greenback at
The Swiss franc recovered slightly to 1.2160 against the euro, from a low of 1.2170 hit at
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.
Looking ahead, US personal income and spending data and construction spending - all for June, along with jobs data, Reuters/
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