The dollar is a bit firmer ahead of the jobs report.
The US dollar index is up 0.2% at 96.98 as of 7:31 a.m. ET.
Via Bloomberg, here's what Wall Street is forecasting:
Nonfarm payrolls: +172,000
Unemployment rate: 4.9%
Average hourly earnings month-on-month: +0.3%
Average hourly earnings year-on-year: +2.6%
Average weekly hours worked: 34.4
Change in manufacturing payrolls: -4,000
Check out the full preview ahead of the report here.
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