The U.S. dollar was set to post its biggest one-day percentage decline against the euro in more than three weeks on Thursday after data showing a decline in U.S. service sector employment added to worries over Friday's monthly U.S. jobs data.
The euro gained 0.85 percent against the greenback to trade at $1.0962, rebounding from a more than one-month low of $1.0823 Wednesday and putting the dollar on track for its biggest daily percentage loss against the euro since Feb. 9.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its employment index fell to 49.7 in February from 52.1 a month earlier, marking the first fall in service-sector employment since February 2014.
Traders had already bought euros and sold dollars ahead of the ISM data to brace for a potentially weaker-than-expected U.S. Feb. non- arm payrolls figure on Friday. Economists polled by Reuters expect U.S. employers to have added 190,000 jobs last month.