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Dollar trades mixed after US jobs report

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The Associated Press | January 4, 2013 04:27 PM EST | AP

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

The Labor Department said that employers added 155,000 jobs last month. That's down from the 161,000 jobs added in November. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.8 percent.

The euro fell to $1.3072 in late trading Friday from $1.3062 late Thursday. For the week, the euro fell about 1.1 percent against the dollar.

The dollar rose to 88.13 Japanese yen from 87.18 Japanese yen.

The British pound fell to $1.6064 from $1.6107.

The dollar fell to 0.9250 Swiss franc from 0.9260 Swiss franc and to 98.69 Canadian cents from 98.74 Canadian cents.