The dollar stood lower on Friday as data showing U.S. unemployment in August at its lowest since 2008 did little to clear away currency markets' uncertainties over whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates later this month.
In a report many analysts had tipped as key for Fed policymakers, the government said nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013.
That marked a slowdown from July's upwardly revised gain of 245,000 and was the smallest rise in employment in five months. However, it might have been weighed down by a statistical fluke that has led to sharp upward revisions to August payroll figures.
Average hourly earnings increased 8 cents, the biggest rise since January, and the workweek rose to 34.6 hours.