The dollar fell to 71.79USc as at 8am in Wellington from 72.23USc late yesterday.
The US Federal Open Market Committee holds its two-day meeting next week.
Low wage inflation is seen as reducing the need for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates aggressively.
Figures tonight may show UK core inflation was 2.6% year-on-year in the first quarter.
Economists expect figures today will show the unemployment rate rose to 4.7% in the fourth quarter.
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