Dollar trades mixed after US jobs report

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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 2:02 PM

The dollar is mixed against other major currencies after the U.S. government said employers added fewer jobs in December than they did a month ago.

The Labor Department says employers added 155,000 jobs last month after adding 161,000 in November. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.8 percent.

The euro fell to $1.3047 in afternoon trading from $1.3062 late Thursday.

The dollar rose to 88.23 Japanese yen from 87.18 Japanese yen.

The British pound fell to $1.6039 from $1.6107. The dollar fell to 0.9256 Swiss franc from 0.9260 Swiss franc.

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