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The dollar's firming ahead of the jobs report

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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