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Currencies: Dollar flat for the day and week after jobs report, other data

The U.S. dollar was little changed on Friday and for the week, amid choppy trade that saw the currency recover from a short-lived downdraft following weaker-than-expected jobs report.

The closely watched jobs report showed that the U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment report ticked up to 4.4% from 4.3% in July, disappointing Wall Street expectations for between 170,000 and 180,000 new jobs. The report came amid a mixed batch of U.S. data, including manufacturing and consumer surveys.

The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.30% which measures the currency against a half-dozen rivals, was trading at 92.811 late Friday in New York, up slightly from 92.650 late Thursday.

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