Dollar gains vs euro, cuts losses vs yen after data

NEW YORK Thu Jan 3, 2013 8:26am EST

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NEW YORK Jan 3 (Reuters) - The dollar extended its gains versus the euro and cut losses against the yen on Thursday after data showed U.S. private-sector employers added 215,000 jobs in December, well above economists' expectations.

The euro fell as low as $1.3085, near a session low of $1.3082 set on Reuters data, and was last down 0.7 percent at $1.3088. Before the release of the data, the euro was trading around $1.3102.

The dollar traded as high as 87.09 yen after the data, compared with 86.95 earlier. It was last down 0.3 percent at 87.05 yen.

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