FXStreet (London) - Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 217,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services and drinking places, and transportation and warehousing.



The unemployment rate held at 6.3 percent in May, following a decline of 0.4 percentage point in April. The number of unemployed persons was unchanged in May at 9.8 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons declined by 1.2 percentage points and 1.9 million, respectively.



GBP/USD initially jumped to a high of USD1.6839 on the weaker-than-expected jobs numbers, and is currently trading as USD1.6837, up 0.13 percent on the session.



You May Also Like

COMPANIES IN THIS ARTICLE
Related Forex Analysis
  1. Forex News

    A Fundamental Push for Key EURUSD, GBPUSD and USDJPY Levels?

  2. Forex News

    EURUSD and GBPUSD Will Decide Make-or-Break In Holiday Trading Conditions

  3. Forex News

    FX: CFTC Commitments of Traders Report - TDS

  4. Forex News

    GBP/USD bulls need to catch their breath

  5. Forex News

    GBP/USD lid turn tighter on Yellen and dollar strength

Trading Center