US dollar rises on upbeat jobless data

New York:The US dollar increased against most major currencies as jobless data from the country came out better than expected. In late New York trading on Thursday, the euro dipped to $1.1326 from $1.1400 of the previous session, and the British pound decreased to $1.4471 from $1.4508, Xinhua news agency reported.  The Australian dollar went down to $0.7440 from $0.7472. The dollar bought 106.75 Japanese yen, lower than 106.86 yen of the previous session.  The dollar climbed to 0.9638 Swiss francs from 0.9587 Swiss francs, and it inched up to 1.2721 Canadian dollars from 1.2711 Canadian dollars. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.41 percent at 93.977 in late trading.