Franc Jumps as US Payrolls Show Zero Growth

The Swiss franc climbed today against the US dollar, extending its rally for the third day, after the non-farm payrolls showed that US employers weren’t adding jobs last month.
US non-farm payroll employment showed no change in August, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. Analysts predicted an increase of payrolls by 74,000. July value was revised down from 117,000 to 85,000. It’ll be interesting to see how the Federal Reserve will react to such disastrous economic data and what steps it’ll take.
USD/CHF plunged from 037954 to 0.7811 as of 13:45 GMT today. Earlier, the currency pair reached 0.7711, the lowest level since August 12.

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