Furthermore, after three sessions in a row oil price moved back toward $31 a barrel after hovering above $34 a barrel. As a result, the safe-haven yen strengthened against the dollar as oil prices resumed their downward trend, with USD/JPY to trade down 0.21% at 120.78.
Elsewhere, the single currency was higher 0.21% against the dollar, with EUR/USD to trade at 1.0910.
Eurostat announced earlier on Tuesday that the euro zone’s unemployment rate drop 10.4% from 10.5% in November, which is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since September 2011, missing analysts expectation of a steady hold of jobless rate at 10.5% in December.
However, the dollar advanced against the Sterling pound and the Swiss franc, with GBP/USD down 0.29% at 1.4392 and with USD/CHF adding 0.12% to 1.0212.
Sterling came under pressure after research firm Markit said its U.K. construction purchasing managers' index dropped to 55.0 last month from a reading of 57.8 in December missing economists predictions for an index decline of 57.5 in January.
As declining oil prices dampened demand for the commodity-related loonie edged lower against its US counterpart, with USD/CAD gained 0.42% to 1.4002.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars were weaker, with AUD/USD down 0.77% at 0.7058 and with NZD/USD retreating 0.98% to 0.6484.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was slipped 0.11% to 98.94.