Currencies of countries that rely heavily on energy or raw material exports, such as the Norwegian crown and the Canadian and Australian dollars, gained against the greenback after the report. The gains tracked a rally in oil prices, which settled more than 5 percent higher.
The dollar fell nearly 1 percent against the crown to a roughly five-month low of 8.0403 crowns after the report. The greenback also sank to a five-day low against the Canadian dollar of C$1.3088, about 0.8 percent lower on the day.
"The price action suggests it was a bit of a surprise," said Win Thin, global head of emerging market currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York, in reference to commodity currencies' gains after the Reuters report.
"The next step to whether this has staying power is to see what kind of implementation there is," he said.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was last roughly flat at 95.451. Besides the moves in commodity currencies, traders awaited more U.S. economic data for clues on the likelihood of a December Federal Reserve rate increase.