Dollar mixed after US jobs report
NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar is trading mixed against other currencies after the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly four years last month.
The Labor Department says that the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, down from 8.1 percent in August. That's the lowest rate since January 2009. Employers added 114,000 jobs in September.
The euro rose to $1.3025 in late trading Friday from $1.3018 late Thursday.
The British pound fell to $1.6140 from $1.6185. The dollar rose to 78.69 Japanese yen from 78.50 yen.
The Canadian dollar rose against the U.S. currency after Canada posted its own positive jobs report Friday. Canadian employers added 52,100 jobs in September, more than economists expected. The dollar fell to 97.90 Canadian cents from 98.07 Canadian cents
The dollar fell to 0.9300 Swiss franc from 0.9308 Swiss franc.