Investing.com – The us dollar was lower Thursday, the number of people who filed for unemployment reaching its lowest level in two and a half months.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.19% to 97,20 at 10h18 (15h18 GMT).
The dollar was strengthened after the department of Labor of the United States has announced that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the seven days leading up to the 8 December had declined by 27,000 to reach 206,000.
At the same time, the pound was slightly higher after the first british minister, Theresa May, has survived a vote of no confidence Wednesday night. Despite the victory, the misfortune of the Brexit persists, because it seems unlikely that the party May support its agreement with Brussels to the output of the european Union in march.
The GBP / USD rose 0.04% to 1,2635.
The dollar rose against the japanese yen, with USD / JPY up 0.27% to 113.6-.
The euro was down after the president of the european central Bank, Mario Draghi has warned against the risk of decline, with the EUR / USD down 0.17% to 1,1378.
Draghi commented that the recent data had been “weaker than expected” since it was announced that the outlook for economic growth were revised slightly to the downside” in 2018 and 2019 1.9% and 1.7%, respectively.
Elsewhere, the NZD / USD rose 0.03% to 0,6858, while the AUD / USD was up 0.08% to 0,7225. The canadian dollar fell with the USD / CAD rising 0.11% to 1,3364.