Dollar mixed after drop in unemployment claims

  • Associated Press
  • January 24, 2013 - 3:20 PM

NEW YORK - The dollar is mixed against other currencies after the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years.

The Labor Department says that weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 5,000 to 330,000. That's the lowest since January 2008.

The euro rose to $1.3371 in late trading Thursday from $1.3321 late Wednesday.

The British pound fell to $1.5790 from $1.5843.

The dollar rose to 89.96 Japanese yen from 88.66 Japanese yen and to 1.0030 Canadian dollar from 99.93 Canadian cents.

The dollar fell to 0.9283 Swiss franc from 0.9296 Swiss franc.

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