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Dollar index slips on mixed U.S. August payrolls data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar turned slightly lower against a basket of currencies on Friday as the government said U.S. employers added fewer workers than expected in August while average hourly wages grew a bit more strongly than forecast.

At 8:55 a.m. (1255 GMT), an index that tracks the greenback against six major currencies .DXY was 0.12% lower at 98.298, holding above a one-week low of 98.085 reached on Thursday.

Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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