Sterling Weakens Ahead of U.K.’s Claimant Count Change Data, 30+ PIP Volatility Likely in GBP Parity; Jan 18, 2022

U.K. Claimant Count Change & Unemployment Rate

Today U.K. has scheduled to release Claimant Count Change data and unemployment rate results at 0700 GMT/1230 IST. It is 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:

Dec 14:

Nov 16:

Technical View:


  • The sterling weakens in early Asian ahead of U.K. Job data and remains well supported below $1.3650 mark.
  • Today pair made intraday high at $1.3661 and low at $1.3621 mark.
  • A day chart is up and H1 chart with triple EMA suggests down trend for the time being.
  • A sustained close above $1.3620 on H1 chart will check key resistances.
  • Alternatively, a consistent close below $1.3620 will check further supports.
$1.3620 $1.3660
$1.3600 $1.3690
$1.3580 $1.3712
$1.3565 $1.3730
$1.3518 $1.3755

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