Sterling Remains Slightly Volatile Ahead of U.K.’s Jobless Claims Results, 40+ PIP Volatility Likely in GBP Parity; July 19, 2022

U.K. Claimant Count Change & Unemployment Rate

The key indicator from the U.K. will be Jobless Claims and Unemployment Rate. It’s the first indication of the employment situation, released a month earlier than the Unemployment Rate. Although it’s generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions. Unemployment is also a major consideration for those steering the country’s monetary policy.

Let’s see how GBP has reacted during the previous data release:

June 14:

May 17:

Technical View:


  • The sterling remains slightly volatile on Tuesday ahead of U.K.’s Claimant Count Change Data and hovers around $1.1950 mark.
  • Today pair made intraday high at $1.1950 and low at $1.1925 mark.
  • A day chart is down and H1 chart with triple EMA suggests up trend for the time being.
  • A sustained close above $1.1962 on H1 chart will check key resistances.
  • Alternatively, a consistent close below $1.1920 will check further supports.
$1.1920 $1.1962
$1.1900 $1.1990
$1.1878 $1.2022
$1.1850 $1.2058
$1.1818 $1.2086


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