The dollar rose on Friday as a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate for March despite a much lower-than-expected number of jobs created in the month kept the outlook for interest rates intact this year.
Investors still expect two more rate increases in 2017, analysts said, although the probability of a June hike has declined to 61 percent from more than 70 percent late on Thursday.
U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest since last May, as the retail sector shed employment for a second straight month, the Labor Department said. That was far short of the increase of 180,000 jobs expected by a Reuters poll of economists.
The unemployment rate, meanwhile, declined to 4.5 percent from 4.7 percent in February.