NEW YORK (AP) — A weak U.S. jobs report is pushing the dollar lower against most other major currencies.
The government said employers added 96,000 jobs in August. Economists had expected an increase of 135,000.
The euro is trading at $1.2787 in Friday afternoon, up from $1.2643 late Thursday. The euro rose as high as $1.2806 earlier, its highest point against the dollar since May 22.
The British pound rose to $1.6018 from $1.5936.
The dollar fell to 78.16 Japanese yen from 78.88 yen, to 0.9453 Swiss franc from 0.9532 Swiss franc and to 97.73 Canadian cents from 98.22 Canadian cents.