September 6, 2019 / 1:15 PM / 17 days ago

Dollar index slips on mixed U.S. August payrolls data

FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar and China yuan notes are seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar turned slightly lower against a basket of currencies on Friday as the government said U.S. employers added fewer workers than expected in August while average hourly wages grew a bit more strongly than forecast.

At 8:55 a.m. (1255 GMT), an index that tracks the greenback against six major currencies .DXY was 0.12% lower at 98.298, holding above a one-week low of 98.085 reached on Thursday.

Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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