The dollar rose to its highest levels of 2014 versus a basket a major rivals on Friday, as traders sifted through a mixed pile of U.S. economic data.
Safe haven currencies like the dollar and yen performed well this week amid a rout in global equities and renewed concerns about the European banking sector.
The dollar stayed at an 8-month peak near $1.3440 versus the euro, supported by expectations that the European Central Bank will soon offer further stimulus.
The buck extended its highest in 6 weeks versus the sterling, touching $1.6833 before leveling off.
Early losses drove the dollar to Y102.60 versus the yen, down from a 4-month peak near Y103.40.
The closely-watched U.S. July jobs report was a bit disappointing, but a key gauge of manufacturing rose to its highest in three years.
The Labor Department said employment rose by 209,000 jobs in July after jumping by an upwardly revised 298,000 in June, while economists had expected an increase of 233,000 jobs.
Despite the continued job growth, the Labor Department also said the unemployment rate unexpectedly edged up to 6.2 percent in July from a nearly six-year low of 6.1 percent in June.
Later, the Institute for Supply Management showed that activity in the manufacturing sector expanded at a notably faster rate in the month of July.
The ISM said its purchasing managers index climbed to 57.1 in July from 55.3 in June.