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Currencies: Dollar softens slightly after U.S. economy adds 134,000 jobs in September

A popular U.S. dollar index weakened Friday after the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the U.S. economy added 134,000 jobs in September, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, marking the lowest level since 1969.

The ICE Dollar Index, DXY, -0.15% a measure of the greenback against a basket of six of its closest rivals, was at 95.66, compared with 95.77 late Thursday.

Analysts polled by MarketWatch had expected a reading of 168,000 new jobs for September.

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