The euro saw mixed results against other major rivals on Friday in New York. The single currency gained on the yen, fell versus the pound and was little-moved against the dollar.
The euro was little-changed amid choppy trading against the dollar, moving near 1.3450 in mid-day trading. Yesterday, the single currency hit a weekly high of 1.3516.
On the U.S. economic front, unemployment figures remained dismal, but investors were braced for the data after a string of two reports from the labor sector earlier in the week gave an indication of the quality of Friday's numbers. Meanwhile, numbers from the service sector came in lower than expected, prompting further choppy trading in the markets on Friday.
The euro dropped its lowest level in nearly four weeks against the British pound, hitting as low as 1.3433. The single currency has been trending lower for about a week.
Investors focused on report from Lloyds Banking Group Plc's Halifax division showed that the house price index slipped 1.9% in March, slower than a 2.3% decline in February. Economists expected house prices to fall only 1.8%.
The euro was slightly higher amid choppy trading against the Japanese yen, moving as high as 1.3494 before easing back. The European currency hit 135.00 on Thursday for the first time since October.
Data from Markit Economics showed that the purchasing managers' index for the services sector rose to 40.9 in March from February's 39.2 and a flash reading of 40.1. A PMI reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector, while below 50 suggests contraction.
The composite index, which combines both service sector and manufacturing sector PMIs, increased to 38.3 from 36.2 in the previous month. That was reportedly the biggest monthly rise since October 2003. It was also up from the preliminary reading of 37.6.
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