The dollar traded higher against its main rivals Thursday after official data showed that the number of people applying for jobless benefits last week fell to the lowest level since 1973. The euro fell to $1.1394 after the data from $1.1444 shortly beforehand. The pound fell to $1.5435 from $1.5474. The dollar rose to 118.62 yen from 118.20 yen. The jobless claims data were released alongside the Empire State gauge of manufacturing activity and a measure of consumer prices for the month of September.
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