The dollar rose on the New York exchange market on the morning of the 7th. The US employment report released the same day showed that the number of non-farm wage earners increased by 263,000 (market expectations increased by 255,000). The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.
At 8:55 a.m. New York time, the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, which shows the movement of the dollar against major currencies, rose 0.4% at one point. Prior to the release of employment data, it had fallen slightly.
The dollar temporarily hit 145.34 against the yen. Before the release of employment statistics, it was 144.95 yen.
Original Title: Greenback Firms, Reaching Day’s High, After Jobs Data; Yen Slips (excerpt)