The U.S. Labor Department said that the U.S. added 215,000 jobs in March, a little above forecasts for 205,000, but a slim enough difference for it to fall within a margin of error.
Futhermore, the unemployment rate edged up to 5% from 4.9% in February, missing analysts expectations to remain unchanged in March.
The report also showed that U.S. average hourly earnings rose 0.3% in March, exceeding expectations for an uptick of 0.2%, after a 0.1% fall the previous month.
As a result, the dollar picked up, dragging the euro down from 1.1437 hit earlier in the session, with EUR/USD up 0.12% to trade at 1.1395.
The greenback trade in similar picture against the Japanese yen since the NFP numbers were released, but still 0.3% lower on the day, with USD/JPY down 0.27% to trade at 112.29.
The dollar advanced against the Sterling pound, with GBP/USD down 0.69% at 1.4268 and remained lower against the Swiss franc, with USD/CHF shedding 0.29% to 0.9591.
Meanwhile, the Australian dollar was steady, with AUD/USD at 0.7660, off Thursday’s eight-month peak of 0.7723. NZD/USD declined 0.45% to 0.6882, after hitting a nine-month high of 0.6966 on Thursday.
The U.S. dollar climbed 0.62% against its Canadian counterpart with USD/CAD to trade at 1.3089, after falling to a five-month low of 1.2857 on Thursday.
The U.S. dollar index , which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was steady at 94.63, after falling to 94.33 earlier in the day.