The U.S. dollar rose against the euro in quiet overnight trading as investors booked some profit in the single currency's recent rebound. Persistent concerns about growth in the euro zone also weighed on the common currency. The euro also eased off recent two-week highs against the Japanese yen and 2-1/2-week peaks against the British currency.The U.S. currency steadied off Thursday's two-month low against the British pound. Receding enthusiasm about the UK's strict plans to slash its fiscal deficit have started to give way to concerns about weaker growth prospects in Britain. The Canadian dollar soared early Friday after local jobs data far exceeded expectations last month. The loonie strengthened to a June 28 high against the greenback on news that Canada created more than 90,000 jobs in June, which pushed the nation's unemployment rate down to a January 2009 low of 7.9%. Investors had expected the Canadian economy to add a more modest 15,000 workers in June. Market participants had also forecast the jobless rate to remain unchanged at 8.1%. The surprisingly strong payrolls data boded well for the Canadian recovery and increased expectations for a Bank of Canada interest rate hike in the not too distant future. The Canadian central bank next meets to consider monetary policy on July 20. There is no U.S. economic data due on Friday. CAD: The Canadian dollar rose to its highest level in nearly a two weeks against the U.S. dollar after stronger-than-expected local jobs data increased the chance of a July 20 Bank of Canada interest rate hike. Data Friday showed that Canada created 93,200 jobs in June, well above the addition of 15,000 positions market watchers had expected. Moreover, the nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 7.9% last month, its lowest since January 2009. Investors had expected the jobless rate to hold steady at 8.1% in June. The robust employment data helped to breathe fresh life into the Canadian economic recovery, which had shown recent signs of stalling. Canadian housing starts came in at an annualize rate of 189,300 in June, which was just below the 190,500 annual rate investors had expected. The previous month's report was revised to a rate of 295,300 annual units from 189,100.