The euro briefly hit intraday high against the U.S. dollar Friday after the release of the U.S. jobs report for June. The shared currency climbed to $1.1441 after the Labor Department's report that 222,000 new jobs were created in June, outstripping expectations of 180,00 in a MarketWatch survey of economists. The unemployment rate rose to 4.4% from 4.3% as more people searched for work. The euro traded around $1.1411 just before the report, and eventually returned to $1.1421, not far from late Thursday's level. The U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.1% at 95.86.
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