The dollar shook off earlier pressure to jump to more than a one-week high on Tuesday, after data showed U.S. job openings increased to a record high in June.

The dollar index, a gauge of the greenback against its six major rivals, was up 0.20 percent to 93.62, after rising as high as 93.876.

The Labor Department said on Tuesday that job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 461,000 to a seasonally adjusted 6.2 million, the highest level since the series started in December 2000.

EUR/USD slipped more than half a percentage point to 1.1713, dropping from above 1.1800 earlier in the day, but bounced slightly before the close to 1.1750. It was not far from last week's 2-1/2-year high of 1.1909.

The European Central Bank is commonly expected to taper its quantitative easing programme as concerns about whether the Fed will be able to raise rates again this year, which has lifted the single currency.

Sterling hit a 10-month low against the euro as forex investors grew more bearish about Britain's economic outlook after consumer spending fell for a third month in a row in July.