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Yen Weakens Against Majors Amid Jobs Data

08:46, 3rd August 2012

(RTTNews) - The Japanese yen extended decline against other major currencies on Friday after the release of U.S. jobs data for July.

Data showed that employment in the U.S. rose by more than anticipated in the month of July, although the report also showed an unexpected uptick by the unemployment rate.

The yen slipped to 122.35 against the pound, 80.25 against the franc, 82.77 against the aussie and 96.41 against the euro.

The yen also fell to a 1-week low of 78.69 against the greenback, new 1-month lows of 64.14 against the NZ dollar and 78.62 against the Canadian dollar.

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