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British pound ascends after UK jobs
On Wednesday, the British pound went up to the day’s maximums versus the greenback after the latest British jobs report demonstrated that the unemployment rate went down to its lowest value since 1975 while wage surge tacked on.
The currency pair GBP/USD hit a peak of 1.2904.
The unemployment rate for the three months to June went down to 4.4%, as the Office for National Statistics informed, versus forecasts for it to stay intact at 4.5%.
Average weekly earnings inched up by 2.1% year on year for the three months to June, which is better than economists forecast for a leap of 1.8% as well as a jump from 1.9% for the three months to May.
Additionally, excluding bonuses, earnings grew by 2.1%, moderately better than predictions of 2%.
The report arose just a day after figures demonstrating that the annual rate of inflation in Great Britain suddenly stood intact at 2.6% in July.
With inflation still outstripping wage ascend households are still experiencing a squeeze on living standards.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.