The US dollar fell against major currencies today as risk appetite improved following a fall in US unemployment rate in May, which investors viewed as a sign of economic recovery. US employers added a surprise 2.5 mln jobs in May, against expectations of a fall of 8 mln. The unemployment rate drop to 13.3% in May from 14.7% in April, the US Labor Department said on Friday. The dollar index, which measures the strength of the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was at 96.89 as against 96.95 on Friday and 97.68 on Thursday. The US employment report led to gains in equities and fall in prices of safe-haven assets such as gold and US Treasury notes. Crude oil prices rose sharply on hope that demand will pick up as economies reopen and start to recover. Prices also a got a boost from an extension of production cut by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies till July-end.