Majors advanced against the US dollar in the Asian session on Friday after the downbeat data that was released by the U.S. economy, showing the jobless claims rising more than expectated, indicated that the U.S. employment sector is still struggling.

The U.S. dollar retreated against the euro and the sterling pound, while the Japanese yen extended its gains, which lasted three days in a row, as the USD/JPY pair recorded its lowest level in three weeks, coming after the recent advance in the consumer price index in Japan that exceeded the analysts' expectations, supporting the Japanese Yen to the upside..

The USD/Yen pair reached its lowest level at 81.82 , after recording its highest at 82.32 level.

As for the Australian dollar against its U.S. counterpart, the pair jumped to cover its previous losses, after it failed to break its support point at 1.0360, to score its highest level at 1.0367 and its lowest at 1.0367.

The NZD/USD pair also rose to follow the Australian dollar, recoding its highest level at 0.8198, while the pair opened today's session at 0.8171, yet it recorded its lowest at 0.8165. The pair might be targeting the 0.8189 level.