NEW YORK, June 4 (Xinhua) – The US dollar fell late on Friday as market participants digested the newly released payroll figures.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.41% to 90.1401.
At the close of trading in New York, the euro stood at 1.2165 US dollars against 1.2125 dollars in the previous session, and the pound sterling stood at 1.4159 dollars against 1.4095 US dollars in the previous session. from the previous session. The Australian dollar fell from 0.7651 dollars to 0.7743 US dollars.
The US dollar bought 109.50 Japanese yen, lower than the 110.29 Japanese yen in the previous session. The US dollar fell to 0.8991 Swiss francs against 0.9041 Swiss francs, and it fell to 1.2074 Canadian dollars against 1.2104 Canadian dollars.
Economically, US employers created 559,000 jobs in May, rebounding from the April hiring slowdown, with unemployment falling to 5.8%, the Labor Department reported on Friday.
In May, job gains were notable in recreation and hospitality, public and private education, health care and social assistance, according to a report released by the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job growth in May fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. Economists polled by Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal had forecast 671,000 new jobs.