The dollar slipped after the somewhat disappointing jobs report.
The US dollar index is down by 0.1% at 96.65 as of 1:56 p.m. ET, after hovering in the green earlier in the morning.
Data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the US economy added 156,000 jobs in September and that the unemployment rate unexpectedly ticked up to 5.0% as more people were looking for work.
Still, “it remained strong enough to indicate that the job market is still robust, with employers unable to find all the skilled workers they want to hire,” wrote Business Insider’s Akin Oyedele.
As for the rest of the world, here’s the scoreboard as of 1:57 a.m. ET:
- The British pound flash-crashed overnight by over 6% to 1.1841 against the dollar in Asian trade. It has since recovered some of its losses and is now down by 1.4% at 1.2447 against the greenback. Notably, it now seems that the pound moves mostly after political, rather than economic developments. The Japanese yen is up by 0.8% at 103.16 per dollar. The Russian ruble is down by 0.1% at 62.1576 per dollar.The euro is up by 0.2% at 1.1171 against the dollar.