NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar rose in late trading on Friday as market participants digested the just-released U.S. jobs report for September.
The dollar index, which measures six major peers, rose 0.48% to 112.7950.
In late trading in New York, the euro fell to $0.9737 from $0.9798 in the previous session, while the British pound fell to $1.1076 from $1.1151 in the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to $0.6369 from $0.6408.
The US dollar was traded at 145.34 Japanese yen, up from 145.05 Japanese yen in the previous session. The US dollar rose to 0.9949 Swiss francs from 0.9905 Swiss francs and fell to 1.3725 Canadian dollars from 1.3751 Canadian dollars.
The U.S. Labor Department said on Friday that American employers added 263,000 jobs in September amid a still-tight labor market, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent.
The wage data left investors worried that the Federal Reserve will continue to raise rates aggressively.